Regular readers among you will have noticed we were celebrating Jewellery Month as recently as May, but with Autumn/Winter rolling around we’ve brought it back to explain the latest trends for the cooler months. We’ve also brought back style blogger Alex Stedman from The-Frugality.com, who joined us previously to explain the layered necklace trend.
A long-length necklace is an easy way to add extra ‘fashion’ to an everyday ensemble. Floaty monochromatic tops, everyday office attire and slouchy knits will all appreciate the extra help; even your trusty jeans-and-T-shirt combos will be transformed in an instant.
Alex joined us again recently at a photoshoot to explain more:
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The kind of layering Alex talked about when she joined us in May hasn’t gone away, and long-length necklaces are a great way to complete the look. Keep all the chains in your layered look of similar weight, perhaps with one taking centre stage thanks to the addition of a sparkling pendant. loveRocks’s Endless Glitter Necklace is a good example of what to look for.
If you’re wearing your long necklace solo, it’s time to go bold. Too-fine a chain will get lost, so chunky or multi-layer designs like Links of London’s five-strand silk necklace are ideal. Even better, opt for one with a weighty pendant to literally anchor the necklace against your body; check out Aurora’s Crystal Helix necklace or Lola Rose’s Coralie design to see what we mean.
It’s worth considering the length of the necklace you opt for carefully; we’ve defined longer lengths as anything above 70cm (28″ if you prefer old money), but be aware that very long designs (e.g. 90cm/35″+) may end up in your lap if you have a shorter torso. As a rule of thumb, your necklace should never finish below your navel when standing.
Investing in an ultra-long necklace of 120cm+ will give you plenty of options. Wrap them twice or even three times to create that layered look without having to buy several pieces. Azuni London’s 175cm Coin Wrap necklace demands to be doubled (you could even wrap it around your waist as an embellishment), and MarlaWynne’s bold statement two-row disc design is a great way to break up simple tops.
If you want to add some colour, pearls and gems are the way to go. Honora’s baroque pearl ombre design is super-chic, but if you’re splashing out there’s no beating this South Sea Pearls design‘s iridescent shimmer for a refined and luxurious feeling. Conversely, a chip necklace will achieve a beachy vibe and introduce interest to a quieter look – how about this one with fire opals?
This week we’re also introducing a new jewellery brand on QVC. Pomegranate set up shop in 2008 on London’s Kensington Square and their founder, Katie Bulatovic, is a trained gemologist. Her passion for gemstones is the main inspiration behind the collections of jewellery she designs, which she named for the jewel-like seeds of the fruit – evocative of the most precious Burmese rubies.
Among the designs they’ll be showcasing in their first show are two super-long necklaces; one with multi-coloured tourmaline stones pictured here, and one with multi-coloured quartz and simulated ruby.
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Please note: all prices were correct at the time of publication and do not include P&P