On Trend: 9 Powerful Statement Necklaces


ColumnNine statement necklaces that simply cannot be ignored.

The best and perhaps easiest way to elevate a simple look to a new level is by adding a statement necklace — the kind that truly packs a visual punch and simply cannot be ignored. Here are nine of our standout favorites, all consciously made, which ensures that you are making the right kind of statement.

1. Radial Necklace by Erin Considine
Made from recycled cast brass, sewn and handwaxed cotton, handbraided cotton and oxidized vintage snake chain, and dyed with logwood, this eye-catching necklace by Erin Considine is the perfect mix of elegant and outrageous. It’s guaranteed to not go unnoticed.
$450, Erin Considine

2. 50 Year Necklace by Lulu Frost
This one-of-a-kind necklace is Lulu Frost’s take on a history lesson. It’s made by elements that span a century, including a champagne cut-steel buckle from the late 19th Century, Czech celluloid buckles and hand-carved maroon bakelite from the ’30s, “harmoniously united on brass brick chain with adjustable lobster closure.”
$900, Lulu Frost

3. Desert Rose Necklace by Gretchen Jones NYC
This porcupine fringe necklace by Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones is a little bit disco and a little bit hippie — perfect for you urban bohemians out there (you know who you are).
$245, Gretchen Jones NYC

4. Long Mixed Box Chain Necklace by Kirsten Muenster Jewelry
Made entirely by hand, in Muenster’s San Francisco studio, this box chain necklace is available in oxidized brass or oxidized bronze. Due to the custom nature of the piece, it can be made in any size desired. We love that it’s both tough and delicate at the same time.
$800, Kirsten Muenster Jewelry

5. Trinity Necklace by Delusions of Grandeur
This necklace, shown here in shock pink, butterscotch and gold, but available in many other colorways, just puts a smile on your face. Made from lightweight cast acrylic and gold filled wire “the Trinity forms a unique contour around your neck emphasizing asymmetric focal points while you remain the center of attention.” We like the sound of that.
$64, Delusions of Grandeur

6. Crochet Chain Necklace by Kaight
Crocheted and woven using vintage brass chain, this his necklace is truly a showstopper. Reminiscent of both chainmail and vintage lace, it’s discrete enough to wear to work, but packs enough sparkle for a night on the town. Each piece is unique and handmade in Brooklyn.
$98, Kaight

7. Hette Turquoise Necklace by Gemma Redux
Like all Gemma Redux pieces, this turquoise and 18K gold plate necklace is handcrafted in the label’s studio in New York City. Because all pieces are made to order, allow two weeks for your order to be completed and shipped.
$216, Gemma Redux

8. Necklace No. 5-05 by Iacoli & McAllister
Featuring powder coated brass and un-coated brass square tubes that hang from black ultra suede, this necklace is at once serious and playful. Un-coated brass will tarnish and get darker and duller with time, something the designers, who make all pieces by hand in their Seattle studio, say drew them to the material.
$58, Iacoli & McAllister

9. Raidne Gold Collar Necklace by Gemma Redux
Made from solid metal, with 18K gold plating and a silver tone chain, this collar necklace makes a truly powerful statement. Hand made to order in New York City, it is also available in a great gunmetal finish.
$248, Gemma Redux

Photos courtesy of the designers, top collage by Johanna Björk

Johanna Björk

Johanna is a sustainable fashion writer currently based in Ojai, CA. Read her weekly On Trend column to learn what's new in eco fashion.