Unique necklaces can make a dramatic fashion statement. Colorful or memorable accessories can make or break your look.
Chunky, colorful necklaces are fun and need not break your budget.
Layering strands is a great way to achieve a casual, Bohemian look. This style also can fill in a V-neckline if you are not well-endowed or have skin you prefer to hide.
With the stratospheric prices for gold and silver, a statement necklace can be a big investment. Be sure it is is a versatile style that you will love for a long time if you choose to make a larger purchase.
As a young reporter, I learned the value of a statement necklace as your signature style. A flamboyant public relations agent wore a unique necklace of stone Eskimo fetishes.
It was striking. It was beautiful. It was memorable.
I haven't seen her for decades, but I still remember her and that eye-catching accessory.
Unique necklaces can expresses YOUR fashion essence. This is a wardrobe investment that earns interest for years to come.
A necklace is dramatic way to update one's wardrobe and detract the eye from noticing older women's clothes or figure flaws.
Handcrafted, chunky, and unique necklaces remain a strong fashion trend. Macrame-and-bread breastplate type styles recently showed up on high-fashion runways.
Gold chains are another perennial favorite. And pearls always add an elegant and high-class touch to an ensemble.
Some blouses incorporate the necklace trend into jewels or metal trim around necklines or down the front.
Here are some tips for wearing unique necklaces.
Sophia. Striking simplicity will be preferred by women who embody the spiritual wisdom and simplicity of the fashion archetype Sophia.
Strong simple geometric shapes in silver, less costly than gold, fit the emphasis on the ephemeral over the material that characterize the Sophia fashion type.
Sophia also will like necklaces that have leaf motfs and remind of the joys of nature.
Hecate. An earthy turquoise necklace, interwoven with iconic patterns, are suitable for Hecate, goddess of crossroads and magic.
Hecate will gravitate toward semi-precious stones that have healing meanings, such as peridot for protection or citrine for confidence and wealth.
Hecate will appreciate some of the more colorful costume jewelry necklaces that mimic real stones.
The Hecate archetype, gardener of herbs and scents, resonates with leafy motif of this creation.
Metis. If ever any fashion archetype were made for gold, it is Metis.
Zeus cast aside his first queen, Metis, for Hera. Then he ate her, so that he could absorb the wisdom of this sophisticate who had helped him with the corporate take-over from the older gods of ancient Greece.
Metis would prefer one distinctive gold necklace that she wears all the time to dozens of costume jewelry trinklets.
If it features a diamond and ruby pendant, all the better.
Hestia. Our domestic diva would like nothing better than a necklace that commemorates the birth stones of her children, husband, and herself.
Moonstones or a seashell pendant also pay homage to Hestia.
The moon goddess energy has many interpretations, such as Yemanja rising from the sea in Brazilian myth, the Virgin Mary in Christian imagery.
Kali. With the power over life and death, no goddess possesses more drama than the Hindu Kali. As a goddess of change, her energies often appear during times of great change and transformation in our lives.
Color necklaces that can't be missed appeal to this bold sign. She is most likely to combine many different necklaces that others wouldn't think of combining.
Athena.Peridot is a stone that promotes balance and healing, and resonates with the practical wisdom of Athena.
It helps promote common sense when it comes to love, as well as the vision to tune into one's destiny and what to do in life. The person who wears peridot, it has been said, will sleep better, too.
Artemis. The goddess of the hunt is an active gal who doesn't want any jewelry that might slow her down.
Wooden beads strongly appeal to her. Any necklace that resembles natural elements, such as a leather orchid or gold leaves, may catch her fancy.
Western Navajo jewelry in silver and turquoise is another choice.
Aphrodite/Baubo. Pearls and moonstones are elements the capture the romance of this sign.
Unique necklaces that appeal to this sign will be detailed, perhaps with a cascading waterfall of beads.
A simple ribbon around the neck, centered with a beautiful brooch, also is romantic for this fashion archetype.
In summary, a beautiful necklace can add an understated finishing touch to a casual outfit or become an elegant focal point. Whether you choose beautiful but inexpensive costume jewelry or real jewelry to last a lifetime, select pieces that express your inner and outer beauty with joy.