Because the best presents often come in the smallest packages . . . personalized jewelry is one of our all-time favorite gift ideas. What better way to honor a special mom than with a necklace or bracelet that features the names or initials of her VIP crew — her kids! We've rounded up some of the prettiest, most unique and unusual pieces of jewelry out there for the very special mama in your life.
Out of all the accoutrements to choose from, we always turn to the quintessential statement necklace to instantly uplift any look. Rife with bold colors and embellishments, the season's latest offer up irresistible high-low options from the likes of Isabel Marant, Zara, Pomellato 67, and BaubleBar. These pieces aren't just for your fancier looks; while we love styling statement necklaces with a chic little white dress or an ethereal Spring gown, these stunners would look just as good with a plain white tee and jeans. We found 11 sensational options — some even priced under $10 — for you to shop now.
Sparkling jewels and statement accoutrements are all part of the Oscars red-carpet formula, but this latest styling trick has it backwards (literally). According to Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway, necklaces are just as glamorous from the back, leaving much of the "wow" factor for the parting glance. Lawrence draped a long 74-carat Chopard diamond bead necklace against her subtly embroidered white-and-pale-pink Christian Dior Couture gown, invoking an old-school kind of elegance. While Hathaway — now the winner of the best supporting actress award — went for a bolder look with a tassel-infused Tiffany & Co. necklace. Are you feeling the role reversal of tonight's most gorgeous jewels?
The arcade character with an insatiable appetite goes for the gold. Monserat De Lucca's dainty necklace ($54) and earring set ($42), featuring Pac-Man and his evil ghostly foes, wins first prize as this season's most stylish geeky accessories.
Jewelry-maker Monserat De Lucca, whose accessories are inspired by both the biker and bohemian lifestyles, turned the hungry arcade character and his enemies into lovely, wearable pieces. We'll rep our geekery loud and proud with this pretty Pac-Man jewelry set.
If you're looking for a Valentine's surprise, then these brass accessories would make a great gift for gaming geeks who like to keep it chic.
Now that you've got your NYE party outfit picked out, it's time for our favorite part: adding icing to the cake, er, look. With the plethora of baubles out there, it can be tough to narrow it down. That said, we've hand-selected the most fabulous and unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings out there so that your NYE look is more than sufficiently dazzling. You can pick just one piece for minimal sparkle or stack it all together for an all-out shine fest. Our favorites include a rose-gold pavé cone bracelet (it would look amazing against a black jumpsuit or LBD), an eye-catching star ring, and emerald studs. Shop those and 42 more stunning jewels below!
To ensure that our jewels won't go unnoticed underneath all of our Winter layers, we're opting for baubles with major statement power. The bigger, the better: that's truly our motto this season as we look to Fall runways like Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino to garner a little statement-necklace inspiration. In light of the beautiful, decadent crystal necklaces and multihued jewels, we've scoured the shops for the best in brilliant statement pieces — the kind that transform a t-shirt as easily as they can complement your holiday cocktail dress. Click on, our 12 favorites are waiting inside.
We all know the importance of a good statement necklace: they instantly perk up any outfit and can be used to breathe life into the most simple ensembles. The Fall 2012 runways showed decadent oversize statement necklaces that we've been itching to get our hands on. So we've rounded up our six favorites on the market right now, and we hope you like them too! On Allison McNamara: Topshop dress.
Your best friend: she's seen you through midnight screenings of every superhero movie remake, Star Wars marathons, and all the ups and downs of life. To show your friendship appreciation, gear each other up with a friendship necklace with the same geek chic interests that bonded you in the first place. Choose one of these necklaces, from a Caped Crusader to a little piece of a pixel heart, for your best gal pal.
Not quite a choker and not quite a bib iteration, the collar necklace offers up a bold shape and an eye-catching statement. And with jewelry designers, like neon pioneer Tom Binns and edgier Eddie Borgo, totally on the collared bandwagon, we don't have to look very far for a cool mix of Summer-perfect necklaces. Now, why choose a collar version over an extra-long boho rendition? If you're looking to highlight your décolletage, draw attention to that hard-earned vacation tan, or just want to accessorize a lower neckline, this is a stylish one-step solution to punching up your look. We've culled 15 of the slickest Summer collar necklaces — at every price point — so click through now and shop your favorites.
Kim and Kourtney Kardashian were each spotted wearing unusual necklaces during a night out in LA: Kim donned a Low Luv cross necklace with a cream sweater and wide-leg pants, while Kourtney sported a Western-style bolo-tie necklace over a white blouse and black leggings. Whether you're styling a casual look for a day of errands or amping it up for an evening affair, the right necklace can really transform an outfit. To channel your inner Kardashian, step inside to shop our picks of fashion-forward cross and bolo-tie necklaces.