Statement necklaces are back: how to choose the best one

Arushi Sakhuja  
Back in the 2010s, a wardrobe upgrade meant adding a statement necklace to replicate the style of Serena Vander Woodsen and Samantha Jones. Not only did they highlight your personality but statement necklaces were replacing mood rings. But like most trends, the statement necklace seemed to weigh us down and soon we saw the complete opposite: dainty, small jewellery gaining prominence.  
statement necklaces
A still from Gossip Girl
For the last few years, we’ve been obsessing over dainty layered necklaces, and while we still love them, it’s time to switch things up. The good news — statement necklaces have not had their final say, and this year they are back.  
Kate Perry
Katy Perry in 2009
Adding glamour to your party look (or any other), bold, chunky necklaces are everywhere right now. From oversized pearls to chunky chains, large stones and chainmail that cascade down to the bust. Fashion’s current love of maximalism has hit the jewellery market. Super-sized pendants and medallions are fast becoming a key trend of the season. Here’s our handpicked edit of statement necklaces that will be a talking point.   
Floral Iterations  
Photo Courtesy: Outhouse
Precious and tender, yet fierce and adventurous. The Outhouse OH Poppi Tuberose Necklace is a testimony to the fiery spirit of authenticity and individuality; a nod to taking up space and making it yours. The contemporary necklace made from 22K gold plating fuses architectural finesse and remarkable craftsmanship. Nothing quite says ‘statement’ like the OH Poppi Tuberose necklace. 
Buy it here 
Gold Touches  
Statement Necklaces
Photo Courtesy: Net-a-Porter
If gold is more your thing, there are plenty of conversation starter pieces around at the moment. Cult Gaia’s rose gold-tone choker is a work of art in itself. Wear it with everything from a white shirt or layer it over a fine-knit black polo neck. 
Buy it here 
Icy Hues  
Isabel Marant
Photo Courtesy: Farfetch
Silver jewellery is giving gold a run for its money this season and we love it worked into statement necklaces especially cascading waterfall chokers. This one from Isabel Marant is the cool girl’s way to work the trend. The icy colour palette pairs perfectly with monochrome colour palettes, from a black blazer and white shirt combo to an ’80s-inspired off-shoulder cocktail dress. 
Buy it here 
Classic Pick  
Parco rabane
Photo Courtesy: Farfetch
Keep it classic as you pick out a chunky chain necklace.  One reason they’re so popular is that they pair well with literally everything! You can just as easily wear them with a classic white tee as you can with a little black dress and your outfit is instantly infused with an air of glamour. This necklace and its chain-link design is sure to distract even the most discerning eyes. Thank Paco Rabanne for that. 
Buy it here 
On the Fringe 
Pucci statement necklaces
Photo Courtesy: Farfetch
Recent runways were doused in all types of hardware, but one was hard to ignore —  hefty, layered strands and dangly charms skimming past the neckline. Emilio Pucci’s tie-fastening fish-motif statement necklace spotlights the brand’s signature fish motif. People will hear you coming in this striking loud piece. 
Buy it here 
Shine on  
Photo Courtesy: Amama
Amama’s Stellar Drop Choker in Pink Pearl proves the power of statement necklaces. The iconic piece flatters a sheer look with the embezzlement of dangling white pearls encrusted with beads. A modern reinterpretation you can pair this with western as well as Indian couture. 
Buy it here 
Elegant Pearls 
statement necklaces
Photo Courtesy: Farfetch
Pearls are touted to be one of the most elegant pieces, but why not make them chunky as well? Dolce and Gabbana’s statement-sphere choker necklace. The pearlescent finish is punctuated with rhinestone embellishment adding a feminine allure to the piece.  
Buy it here 
More is more 
Photo Courtesy: Farfetch
Monies’ oversized beaded necklace makes a serious case for 90’s fashion. Chunky. oversized beads are brought to the forefront. And if you’re someone who loves drama and experimentation, this should be added to your cart!  
Buy it here 
Tropical Fantasy  
Photo Courtesy: Lele Sadoughi
Looking for a playful pick to compliment your resort-wear outfit? The Lele Sadoughi’s oversized collar necklace is the perfect statement piece, featuring the signature fruit basket charms. A burst of colour, team this with an all-white ensemble to make it the statement all statement necklaces.  
Buy it here 
Royal Rendezvous  
Rowen Rose
Photo Courtesy: Harrods
Rowen Rose makes one thing crystal clear: statement necklaces are here to stay! Created with royal blue crystals the brand’s more-is-more approach to jewellery design, it’s primed to make a regal impression at your next soirée. 
Buy it here 
You may also like:  
Sparkling high jewellery timepieces to add to your closet 
Is fashion jewellery taking over fine jewellery?