I like my jewellery just like my men, big, bold and stylish! A striking statement necklace is a great way to spice up a simple outfit, the kind of outfit I love! In fact a statement necklace comes a very close second to my watch addiction, I’ve even started a Pinterest board of statement necklaces and the best ways to style them.
Everywhere you look on the High Street currently statement necklaces take pride of place, but not being a fan of wearing the same as everyone else, I am always on the hunt for something a little different. Step up GEMA Jewellery, an independent company based in the UK who are all about affordable and stylish statement jewellery for ladies who read Vogue and sip Cosmos but lack Carrie Bradshaw’s budget.
A gorgeous necklace can be the centre piece in your look and attract a lot of compliments, the trick is to not overdo it. Make the necklace the focus of your outfit, the last thing you want to achieve what I like to call the “Christmas Tree-Look” bangles, rings, earrings and a necklace. Less is more really is the key to making the most of the trend.
After chatting at length with Gemma and swooning over the striking pieces she very kindly offered to not only send me the perfect necklace for my trip to Ibiza but also to give you lucky lot the chance to win one of your own! After posting a snap of the Brielle necklace on Instagram two friends of mine Crista & Ally raced over to buy their own, never seen two people refresh a website so many times!
I went for the Brielle which most certainly takes statement to another level. There is a real vintage-meets-contemporary feel about this necklace is sure to be a favourite with print fans like me. Made up of bold blue, neon yellow, tortoise shell and black this gem-studded statement necklace is a must-have for summer. The two tone chain makes it even more versatile, and the mix of colours and textures really does mean that you can wear it with anything.
When packing for a short haul flight you really do get a paltry weight allowance, meaning I couldn’t take the majority of my statement pieces, however thanks to Brielle being so light without being flimsy, it was the perfect piece to take with me. Whilst in Ibiza I paired it with my strapless pleated black jersey dress and flats and headed out to a beach front seafood restaurant.
The necklace is so delicate and light, whereas some statement pieces feel like they might break your neck, this one is light enough to wear all day and night. Although I dressed it up on holiday, I have since worn it with ripped boyfriend jeans, Converse and a white t-shirt and loved it just as much. Was really amazing to get stopped in the street in Leeds and asked where it was from!
If you fancy some tips on how best to rock a statement necklace, these are my top 5!
- Limit the other jewellery you wear, make your necklace the focus
- Keep the rest of the outfit simple, simple tones and textures provide a great base to really show off your necklace
- Experiment with colourful necklaces – it’s a fantastic way to inject colours into your wardrobe that you maybe wouldn’t usually brave
- Don’t always dress it up – these necklaces look just as fabulous with jeans and a t shit and they do with a little black dress
- If, like me, you have a larger bust, go for shorter necklaces that don’t lie directly on your chest.
So now for the exciting part…the giveaway! I’ve picked my favourite six necklaces, but the winner can choose any necklace from the website, how awesome is that?
Head over to my twitter to enter…good luck!
A winner will be chosen at 6pm on Thursday 25th, what are you waiting for?