MY love for dangly earrings has always been incredibly strong.
It was my first jewellery love and I think I’ll now be forever partial to a bit of fabulous ear wear. Especially if it sparkles or is bold in colour.
But becoming a mum for the first time over two and half years ago, introduced me to a new item of jewellery that I’d never really tried or had an inkling for before.
It introduced me to the statement necklace. A big hunka chunka piece of jewellery that screams “I am here, I am fancy and I am damn right fabulous!”
I soon realised when Elsie was a newborn that if I wanted to hang onto my ears, I should probably stop wearing earrings that caught her attention and attracted her beautiful chubby hands.
And so I started to wear bangles (that she could play with) and began to dabble with a statement necklace or two.
Since then, I’ve never gone back. Sure my jewellery cabinet is now fit for bursting but hey, at least my neckline dazzles.
Danglies (I know this sounds wrong!) will always have a place in my heart but the statement necklace has also managed to squeeze in there too over the past few years and gained my affection.
And here is why I love them…
1) They project confidence
They’re not called statement necklaces for nothing.
You’ve got to be pretty bold to wear a statement necklace, as they don’t ask for attention, they demand it. If you’re having a “I’m rubbish” kind of day but have to face the world with your confident head on, then this is your jewellery best friend.
2) They’re kid friendly (kinda)
Are they toddler proof? Possibly not.
But they sure tend to be hardier to crack and break, than say a beloved bespoke gold chain. Yes kids will be attracted to them, yes they’ll want to touch them and yes you might experience a few casualties, but at least you won’t lose your precious expensive pieces to determined little hands.
3) They inject personality
Beaded or bejewelled. Metallic or colourful. Pretty or edgy. There is a statement necklace for everyone. All you need to do is find the ones that speak your style language.
4) They liven up an outfit
A simple dress, a crisp white shirt, a plain ol’ T-shirt – all perfect backgrounds for the statement necklace to shine. (However they look equally lovely with prints and patterns too).
5) They’re easy to wear
Earrings can get tangled in your hair. Bracelets can annoy you when you’re typing away. Delicate necklaces can get easily broken. But these bad boys of jewellery are pretty easy to wear, as far as accessories go.
6) They bring attention to your face
Statement necklaces will attract people’s attention to your neck area and then to your beautiful face. The perfect piece for when you want people to be looking at you and listening to what you have to say. (Like when you’re in a meeting etc)
7) They’re a talking point
We’ve all been there. Those events and ‘dos’ where you’re stuck with a bunch of strangers and no one quite knows what to say.
Unless that is, you’re wearing a necklace that is a statement piece.
Then people will open their mouths and comment on it. Then people will compliment or ask you where you got it from. Then some (crazy) people will make a joke about it.
Then people will talk. Wanna get the conversation flowing? Help people engage with you? Give them something to talk about with one of your favourite statement pieces.
8) They’re FABULOUS
Obvious yet, but has to be said. In all shapes, in all sizes, in all styles, the statement necklace is one fabulous piece of fashion.
It speaks so you don’t have to. It’s bold and dramatic. It makes ordinary clothes look something special and helps the wearer look and feel fantastic.
I ask you, really, what is not to love?
And my new favourites?
These super necklaces from Closet Treasure who kindly sent me them as a gift. One edgy, one pretty. Well, a gal needs choices ey? Thank you Closet Treasure! x (Do check out their lovely new site which stocks super jewels as well as preloved pieces.)