What Is A Statement Necklace? A Quick Guide To The Various Types And When To Wear Them

If you love jewelry and want to really show off your own unique style, one way to do so is by wearing what is called a statement necklace. It can be made of any material like silver, tungsten, gold etc. so right now I want to explain to you how to find the right necklace for you, and how to easily combine it.

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What does the term “statement necklace” mean? Simple. It’s a beautiful necklace that makes a huge statement when you put it on – that’s the essential definition. Often, this great necklace is large-sized and quite possibly over the top that goes with a simple outfit in simple words – a bold necklace that everyone will notice immediately.

There are many many different styles of statement necklaces, and we want to share some of them with you in this quick guide to statement necklaces.  Once you browse through them, you will hopefully start to get some absolutely fantastic ideas for when, where, and how to adorn yourself with one of these fashionable necklaces. 

Let’s do this!

We’ll start by showing you this chart that we came across on Fashion-opolis, showing the various types of a statement necklace that can even go with a casual outfit, besides wearing them on weekends and special occcasions.

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As you can see, this chart shows a fair number of “types” of these statement necklaces that Fashionopolis mentions here, but, we must say, we don’t really like being confined to charts to inform our fashion sense.

Instead of categorizing the heck out of things, we’re just going to show you a series of what we think are interesting and fairly awesome statement necklaces and chat about them.  We do this simply because there is no “official” list that covers all of the kinds of statement necklaces.  There are way too many!  If you’re like us, you can just look at these fine jewelry selections and be inspired by their style and beauty…

Bib Necklace by Nataly73

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We found this spectacular bold statement necklace while browsing the page of talented Ukrainian necklace-maker nataly73, who models her own pieces over at livemaster.ru.  If you check out her style, you might agree with us that a lot of it is just fantastic!  This gorgeous statement necklace, in particular, attracted our attention because of its colors, shapes, and just the detail you can see in the work.

It looks like Nataly makes a lot of what is called “massive” statement necklaces because they are just that – massive.  You know how they say “Go big or go home!”.  

Well, Nataly certainly isn’t afraid to offer up a necklace you simply can’t ignore.  With her combination of gems, beads, and subtle color patterns, we could stare at her work for hours! On the plus side, this is the type of colorful statement necklace that you can literally wear with anything and most likely with a little black dress.


Cool, Calm, and Collected

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We came across this necklace while browsing over on Glam Radar. This relatively simple statement piece we love partly because of how it goes with the clothes she’s wearing, not to mention her darker skin tone, hair color, and even her glasses come into play here to add an air of mystique.  She compliments the necklace, and it compliments her right back.

We love how the white of the necklace pops against the black of the dress, with parts of the necklace matching her two bracelets. Since the necklace is a combination of white and gold, you can see that even her purse’s gold chain relates in some way to the necklace itself.

Compared to some statement necklaces you’ll see, this one isn’t exactly the most “massive”, but compared to a normal gemstone necklace, it’s fairly large, and this is something else to consider. Which is, if you are moving around a lot, and you have a fairly large necklace around your neck, it will at some point become cumbersome.  

These are the practical things to consider, not to mention bending over. The woman in this image seems to be on the go, but we can guarantee she probably isn’t in a hurry to catch a bus.

Just a word to the wise – if you’re going to wear a bold statement necklace, the statement will be somewhat compromised if some handsome suitor looks at you and says, “Is that thing around your neck heavy?  You’re sweating…” Not good!  πŸ™‚


Nothing Says Fun Like Bubbles!

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Is it just us, or bubbles are just plain fun?  The bubble style of statement necklace is definitely a step in that direction, where you’re making a statement, but you’re not trying to be too frou-frou about things.

One thing we can say about this style of a pendant necklace is that they are generally lighter, which means you could wear them rollerblading on a boardwalk, or doing a variety of light activities.  The statement you’re making is something along the lines of “let’s have fun!”, and as such, these types of statement necklaces come in a variety of fun and often solid colors.

Some of these bubble-style necklaces are transparent and really give the impression of actual bubbles, and this is when they start to look a lot more delicate, like an actual bubble you’d see in water or a shiny soap bubble floating through the air.

The materials for these necklaces can be diverse as well, ranging from simple beads of various sizes, to glass.


Pearl Necklace & Gold Wearable Art

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This piece that we came across on Baubles To Bubbles is almost like a wearable piece of artwork, if you ask us.  It really depends on the kind of statement you want to make, but something like this can be a real attention-grabber.

It almost functions like a bouquet of necklaces featuring different floral motifs, making the person looking at it wonder just what is going on. 

Is she wearing 3 necklaces, or one?  Where did she get it?  Who made it?  All of these things spring to mind when you see a necklace like this, especially when the woman wearing the necklace is somewhat dressing down and wearing a black shirt.  It really brings your eyes straight to the necklace so you almost *have to* know what is up with that necklace!  πŸ™‚


We hope this helped you learn what a statement necklace is, to some degree.  Once again, it is simply a necklace that makes a rather grand statement, usually by being somewhat larger and moreover the top than your average necklace would ever dare to be.  In this way, you’ve got to be a bit daring to try and pull the look off by wearing one yourself, but such is the adventure that is fashion.

Boho Gold Chocker Necklace

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There are, of course way too many different types of statement necklaces to mention, but we hope in this brief guide to just a few, it sparked enough of an interest in them that you might start seeking them out and seeing what’s available out there.  Most likely, we’ll be talking more about statement necklaces in the future as well!

Good luck with your search, and don’t forget to rock that necklace for all it’s worth!

FAQs

Question: What is the meaning of statement jewelry?

Answer: Statement jewelry is jewelry that women and men wear that expresses their personality. Some women mainly wear jewelry that is colorful and floral whereas there are women that enjoy the simplest combinations that can be made with silver, gold, and rose gold. All in all, there are so many statement necklaces that you can choose from, allowing your personality to be visible to everyone.

Question: How do I choose a statement necklace?

Answer: Choosing a statement necklace should be easy if you already know what your style is, and if not, you can hire a stylist to help you out. On the other hand, you will have to find the right outfit that will match the necklace perfectly without making the overall outfit too much.

Question: Are chunky necklaces in style?

Answer: Yes, chinky necklaces are still in style, and they are the best thing to go for if you have a simple outfit that comes in one or two colors. This way, you will put the emphasis on the necklace itself, so make sure it’s an eye-catching piece no matter if you opt for a choker or pendant necklace.

Conclusion

Every woman should have a fashionable statement pendant necklace, that will be perfect for every type of event and even a casual coffee with your best friend. There are some great online stores that offer amazing statement piece jewelry, and if you are looking for new ideas, you can always hop up toΒ  Etsy and find new jewelry that would fit your style.

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