High Impact: The Top Statement Necklaces for Summer
By Marisa Steinberg, June 25th, 2012
There are necklaces that you only lend out to your most trusted friends and then there are necklaces that you won’t slip off even for airport security. The most covetable necklaces of my jewelry box are big, bold and heavy enough to sub in for a morning workout. Statement necklaces are the way to go this summer, so check out some of our favorites here at Cityist and pick out a new heavyweight for your jewelry box.
Lulu Frost Endless Summer Necklace; $480, lulufrost.com
I like to think of the team behind this New York-based label as the unofficial parents of the new statement necklace (anyone else still recovering from their debut collection for J.Crew?). Droplets of rose quartz cabochon balances the sharp geometric shapes in this piece, making it somehow the most perfectly subtle statement necklace.
Tory Burch Fish Necklace; $335, toryburch.com
Let’s not forget: We’re trying to make a statement here. I’m not sure precisely what statement four rows of golden fish send the world, but it’s in the ballpark of “I’m glamorous with a sense of humor.”
BHLDN Reflecting Pools Necklace; $600, bhldn.com
Yes, this Anthropologie off-shoot line is intended to serve brides-to-be and their wedding parties, but BHLDN’s collection of baubles is so eye-catching that to limit their usage to just special occasions would be a crying shame. The mother-or-pearl cabochons on this necklace will make your next Real Housewives marathon feel like you’re watching –no, wait- attending the royal wedding.
Hive & Honey Hinged Collar Necklace; $30, piperlime.gap.com
Simple can still make a major impact. The peter pan collar shape adds a dash of quirk to the classic gold choker look. Part Cleopatra, part Madeline -two ladies who really knew how to turn heads- this necklace is sure to do the same for you.