Question: What’s the easiest way to elevate a classic black dress? Answer: Statement jewellery. Bella Hadid, at Cannes this year, didn’t just follow this simple fashion hack, she knocked it straight out of the park. She wore a form-fitting Schiaparelli black wool crepe gown with the front yoke completely cut out and replaced by a statement (x10) gold necklace that looked like the human lungs. The look sure had us gasping for air but we took a couple of long breaths and got cracking on this list of statement necklaces we’d love to flaunt.
Go Big Or Go Home! 9 Statement Necklaces You Need To Have In Your Jewellery Box
We are styling this handcrafted boho-ethnic necklace from Juhi Malhotra with a scoop-neck breezy dress or a flowy kaftan. Isn’t it perfect for a day at the beach? Don’t miss the pastel hues on the shells and the neat coil detailing. Since it is neutral coloured, it's versatile and can easily go with bold colours as well as it would with white and black. Plus, the detailing on it adds flair to any boring top!
The Boho Bling
Give us the easy-going Boho vibe over the razzmatazz of expensive jewellery any day! This handcrafted beaten silver necklace by The Boho Bling is calling out to us. Love how the two-toned beads and chunky plate at the centre come beautifully together to create this stunning piece. Our favourite part of this is the price! Just INR 480 for this beauty!
Creyons By Mansi
Creyons By Mansi has vintage royalty like necklaces that will charm the socks off you. Like this layered coin necklace with a dull gold sheen. Wear it with a solid-coloured kurta or your favourite white saree. Since it's metal, it does tend to lose that sheen but you know what, we actually prefer it when it has the dull gold look.
My Meera Store
Want a necklace that is chunky enough to qualify as statement jewellery yet isn’t too loud? You are probably looking for this one by My Meera Store. I am counting on this minimal yet gorgeous handmade necklace (with semi-precious stones and metal wires) to make a boring outfit interesting. It's light on the neck, but be careful not to dance and jump too much in it. It is also quite delicate!
Unconventional and planet-friendly, Rejuvenate has some unique designs made out of wood, clocks, lava stone and jute. This gold-plated jute neck piece will go well with both western as well as ethnic outfits. Chunky, solid and elegant, this one is expensive but well worth it for the design. Plus, sustainability is pricey!
Love Afghani jewellery? You will love Nyishi Collections. This stunning antique German silver oxidised plated neck piece is a show stopper. Handcrafted by Indian artisans, there is a great amount of details etched through this piece, which means it’s best to pair it with something simple.
This macrame frill choker by Berserk is sure to turn heads. You won’t - can’t, actually - miss its knotty and nice appeal. It's pieces like these that make dressing up fun. Known for their boho and super unique pieces, Berserk is an LBB team favourite for being durable despite being quite wallet friendly.
This multi-stone teardrop statement necklace by Ornamaas is a wearable work of art. Worn by the who’s who of Bollywood, including Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza and Neha Dhupia, this label makes elegant, unique and stand out pieces that will occupy a pride of place in your wardrobe. If it's good enough for the stars, you go be one of them, girl!
No Na.Me. Makings
Believe jewellery is a form of self-expression? You will totally dig the designs from No Na.Me Makings. Check out this fringe black leather necklace with a gold-plated connector. Take this piece for a spin in something fantastic, because it’s gender-neutral, edgy and bold.