“A statement necklace glams up any outfit without feeling like too much.” — Tracy Reese
Necklaces… just can’t do without them! They go a long way in bringing an exciting spectrum of style, colours and fun to your outfits. And there is a jolly fine necklace for everyone, for everywhere, and for every time.
So, if you are looking for something new and stylish you have come to just the right place. We have a growing collection of beautiful necklaces from some of the best jewellery designers recognised the world over for their talent, goldsmithing heritage and techniques, sustainability and quality standards.
• Everything you want to know about necklaces
• Trending necklace styles
• Luxury necklaces
• How do I choose a cool necklace?
Everything you want to know about necklaces
Necklaces have always been around. They have been cherished as tokens of love, celebration of joys, not to mention, as favourite pieces of jewellery to wear and admire. Their long evolution in terms of design and craftsmanship is indeed an exciting one to explore.
Although there are unique necklaces made from just about any material you can think of, those fashioned from precious metals like gold and silver, studded with gemstones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires and zirconia are especially admired for their exclusivity.
Beaded necklaces have their own special niche. Crafted from gemstones, pearls, glass beads and wood, these beaded pieces are exciting, unique and hugely popular due to the endless options and vibrant joy they present.
Read on about some of the basic components of necklaces that have taken on many an interesting expression to enchant generations of jewellery lovers.
Pendants and lockets
Pendants are freely hanging elements in a necklace. They come in unlimited options from simple, dainty symbols to elaborately carved pieces inspired by nature and wildlife and more recently, popular emojis!
Lockets are pendants that open up to hold a favourite picture or similar token of personal significance. Locket necklaces have a romantic allusion and have been around for centuries, loved for the precious memories they allow one to wear close to the heart.
Simple yet lovely and cool, necklace chains are available in varied styles to please every taste. Cable, rolo, ball, figaro and box are among the popular chain styles.
Slim necklace chains in delicate styles offer comfort and muted elegance for daily wear. If you wish to wear a pendant, choose your chain carefully considering the additional length and pendant weight.
Chunky chains express a bold statement.
Even though they are hardly visible when a necklace is worn, clasps matter! They should suit the weight of the necklace to hold it together securely. Spring ring, lobster claw, toggle and hook are among the most commonly used types of clasps.
Vintage styles often feature heavily embellished clasps that are quite fabulous in themselves. Most designer necklaces come with a tiny signature pendant next to the clasp as an added point of interest. Lariat style necklaces close in the front making the clasp the prettiest part of the necklace!
On-trend necklace styles for ladies
Necklaces for women undergo constant metamorphosis to keep up with changing fashion dictates. Here are a few of the most in-demand necklace styles of today.
Incredibly versatile, the long necklace hangs fluid and easy, giving off an attractive vibe of relaxed style. They look great worn in layers and with medallion pendants. Ideal for all occasions, you can find them in every colour and style you dream of.
Symbolically, the circle stands for perfection, timelessness, eternal promises and never ending love. The circle necklaces sport a simple circle pendant of plain or stone-studded metal. Some have two interlinked circles and some variants feature an open circle design. The chains used are usually slim and delicate. The gem-studded versions of circle pendants offer beautiful colour and sparkle. This immensely popular design looks great in day-to-day styling.
A skyrocketing trend, letter necklaces come with alphabet pendants like a, s, c, e or y in exquisite fonts, textures, and sizes. Some designers use diamonds to style their alphabet or letter pendant designs.
These are favoured by those seeking jewellery that’s meaningful. Letter necklaces make excellent personalised gifts as well. Some necklaces present the option of forming words by adding several pendants together, thereby creating unique, personally significant pieces.
Trending furiously, the double necklace refers to a layered style. It may have a single necklace with multiple layers or several necklaces arranged in a profusion of graceful charm or beautiful chaos.
Surprisingly versatile and infinitely classy, collars and chokers that lay snug against your neck are all the rage among serious trendsetters. Diamond chokers and pearl collars are timelessly elegant and can rock just about any look when thoughtfully styled.
Gloriously captivating, vibrant colours have taken over the spring-summer palettes everywhere. Gemstones and beads in mesmerising combinations make these pretty necklaces unquestionable must-haves!
A trend for all seasons, the fragile yet sleek charm of minimalist necklaces is irresistible. Worn solo, they are winningly austere in their appeal. Delicate chains with cute elements like tiny solitaires and pendants allow unlimited style possibilities when arranged in a layered style.
Constantly reinventing itself, the class of statement necklaces are what you turn to when you want to make a powerful impression. They come in aesthetically crafted designs in all metal or stone-studded forms, employing colours and textures generously for a striking effect. Often large in dimensions and always bold in expression, statement necklaces rise high above the mundane effortlessly.
Luxurious designs are aplenty when it comes to necklaces. Being highly visible jewellery, a designer necklace can literally be an ambassador of one’s love for the finer things in life.
Gold necklaces are always popular and they also make good investments. White gold and rose gold pieces are ideal for those who want to steer clear of traditional yellow gold.
Diamonds are an eternal favourite in the realm of necklaces. Nothing quite spells luxury like a finely crafted diamond necklace.
Pearl necklaces featuring authentic pearls are peerless in their ethereal loveliness. They are highly favoured by royalty and celebrities the world over for the impeccable class they bring to the table.
Luxurious designs need not always be super expensive. Gold plating techniques adopted by designers allow us to have exclusive pieces that stand out without bank accounts running dry.
Gold-plated jewellery from top-notch brands are next to impossible to tell apart from real gold. They even last a long time without a dint in freshness when properly cared for.
How do I choose a cool necklace?
Occasion: Choose your necklace according to the occasion of wear. Simple, no-fuss styles in gold and silver are perfect for comfortable daily wear. For the workplace, choose styles that complement your formal wear as well as project your unique personality. Parties call for dressing up. Go wild with vibrant, unique necklaces that show off your fun-loving nature. It is always good to note that no matter the occasion, you’d never go wrong with pearls and diamonds.
Length: Necklaces exude different levels of charm at different lengths. Collars, chokers and princess styles are short and range from 14-18 inches. These are ideal for all seasons and reasons. Ropes, lariat and opera are long and statement necklace styles.
You can read more about necklace lengths and how to measure yourself for a necklace in our necklace size guide.