Loading... Please wait...

All the Styles for a Statement Necklace


These days, every woman must have a statement necklace in her wardrobe. This look – large and chunky, and often incorporating multiple colors and materials – is now a staple piece of jewelry.

Yet, its proliferation has generated a wide range of styles – some of which may compliment your personal look, and others which are better left alone. If you’re new to the world of statement necklaces, become familiar with the basic types out there:

Collars: As the name implies, the necklace falls close to the neck, but isn’t designed to be worn as a choker. Wear it to contrast with a crewneck shirt, or to dress up a button-down blouse.

Geometric: There’s always an angular quality about this style, from the beads and pieces used to the way it’s put together. In return, it gives structure to something rounded, such as a V- or scoop-neck blouse.

Multi-Strand: Add length with this flapper-esque style. Take it bold, with large, metallic, or colored beads, or stay simple, with variable-length metal chains strung together.

Fringe: Something dangles from your ordinary necklace. This extra dimension enhances the statement-making characteristic and should only be worn with simple tops and blouses.

Floral Motif: A metallic chain of flowers might seem ideal for a festival, but it’s all in how you wear it. Give your attire a sprightly, seasonal quality with such a theme, or let the pattern brighten up a solid-color blouse or dress.

Beaded: This type of multi-strand necklace brings together multiple strands of large beads. Two or more colors create a contrast and add a touch of color-blocking.

Woven Ribbon: A chest plate-like style results when multiple ribbons, in two or more colors, are woven together.

Chunky: Everything, here, is large and grand, from the rope-like thickness to the multiple beads incorporated into its design.

Begin your search for a statement necklace with Tiara Jewelers. Browse our extensive online selection to start, or come by our New York location.

Must-Wear Fall 2015 Jewelry Colors

Fall is right around the corner! Is your jewelry collection updated with the latest shades and colors?As many notice with the changing seasons, fashion and accessory brands update their lines not just with new pieces but additionally with new palettes of colors. Fall 2015 is predicted to be a step away from the bright and [...]

Read More »

Paris Couture Week 2015: The Jewelry Trends

Paris Couture Week, the twice-yearly event allowing designers to showcase their most adventurous and artistic looks, just passed at the end of July.This season, the runway collections veered toward opulent and ostentatious. Previous years maintained more of a minimalist aesthetic. The focus may be on the gowns, but a secondary element comes into play: What [...]

Read More »

5 Ways to Wear Bangles Without Overdoing It

If you haven’t heard, bangles are in right now. As is the case with all trends, this look can be worn in a number of ways – and can get out of hand. Too many bracelets puts the style in “over the top” territory, from the jangling sound to the clashing colors and patterns to [...]

Read More »

Guide to Gemstones: Semi-Precious vs. Precious Stones

You plan to purchase a piece of jewelry, but then encounter terminology like “precious” and “semi-precious” stones. The piece looks nice, you think, but is it something truly valuable? How much is it actually worth?As a very basic reference point, “precious” stones pertain to gems originating from rocks or minerals. These stones have the greatest [...]

Read More »

6 Pieces of Timeless Jewelry Every Woman Should Own

Some say the classic, heirloom look is in. Others advise you to have a few neutral pieces ready for formal occasions. But no matter the approach, jewelry with timeless appeal never goes out of style – not when you're dressing up for a job interview, having a casual day, or preparing for a formal event.Yet, [...]

Read More »

11 Must-Wear Summer 2015 Jewelry Trends

Summer's here – how on trend is your style? While going a bit timeless isn't a bad thing, be sure to update your look with the latest jewelry pieces.A few trends are holdovers from spring, while others emphasize minimalism. Stay current with a combination of the following:Chokers: One new trend in spring, chokers draw attention [...]

Read More »

4 Tips for Picking Out the Perfect Necklace

What looks good? A necklace might sparkle in the case but appear out of sync with your look the moment you put it on. Selecting jewelry mirrors the process for picking out apparel: Consider how it flatters your face, neck, and body, and how it eventually blends into your wardrobe. Keep these points in mind:Length Choker: These [...]

Read More »

Jewelry Market Trends for 2015

For 2015, you know which style trends to expect, but what about the jewelry market overall?Fashion Blurring Into Fine Jewelry According to a report from National Jeweler, the line between fashion and fine jewelry gradually becomes less distinct. Designers themselves have expanded into fine jewelry styles, while higher-end brands are looking to attract a fashion-forward consumer. This [...]

Read More »

How to Pick Out an Engagement Ring

So, you’ve decided to pop the question. Although getting married is ultimately about love and commitment toward each other, you should be prepared with a ring. But which one? The easy route – and one likely leading to a resizing later on – is picking out the prettiest style or the one with the biggest stone. [...]

Read More »