Written by Lawnchair Millionaire.
Statement necklaces can really bring your outfit together and add a touch of personality to your look. If you do a lot of web shopping, you will realize that statement necklaces come in a variety of colors, materials, and shapes. Many are silver, bright gold or some other vibrant color, and are typically meant to complement your existing outfit. Here are some tips on how to purchase the right statement necklace that completes your outfit.
Choosing a color – Usually, statement necklaces are known for their pop of color, therefore your necklace’s color should complement your outfit. You could choose a monochromatic necklace, which is one that highlights one solid color. Silver is an excellent choice because it tends not to clash with very many colors.
For example, if you are wearing a printed dress, choose one color that you would like to bring out and choose a necklace in that shade. On the other hand, if you are wearing a solid color outfit, you could look at a multicolored statement necklace.
Materials – Statement necklaces come in a variety of materials. Most often your statement necklace will be made with one or more of the following metals; pewter, silver, nickel or brass. If you’re looking at the metal as the key design element, assess the quality of your metal to make sure it lasts for longer.
That said, lots of people buy these necklaces as costume jewelry to keep their more expensive pieces safe at home. Statement necklaces really can fill either role, so think about what you need when you’re looking for new jewelry.
Beads and acrylics – Beads and acrylics are added to statement pieces to make them look larger and help them stand out. Look for beads and acrylics that contrast with the metal. Just remember to stay away from charms. Charms are for younger girls, and tend not to look as nice on adult women.
You can also make your own necklace or bracelet from beads. Beading is a wonderful hobby to pursue, but there’s a fine line between amateur jewelry and cute designs. Make sure you’re using good resources if you decide to learn how to bead. It can be very rewarding to design your own jewelry.
Crystals and gems – If you are looking for a necklace for an event that is formal, it is a good idea to look at a necklace with colorful glass stones like cubic Zirconia or crystals. It can be a good idea to use cubic zirconia when you plan to go out, however, because it helps deter or reduce the risk of theft.
One of the advantages vintage jewelry has is its unique look, typically because it avoids the usual gemstones in favor of more colorful settings. Try branching out a bit and experimenting with some colors you might not otherwise consider using.
Most discount shopping websites will provide you with a good description of the materials used and an actual sized image of the necklace.