8 best statement necklaces for summer

From pretty pastels to in-your-face brights, we find neckwear to standout in this season

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A bold, eye-catching piece of jewellery can transform an outfit. Here, we round-up our favourite necklaces for the summer.

1. Stradivarius Twist Necklace: £12.99 stradivarius.com

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The cheaper sister of high-street giant Zara, Stradivarius launched online last year in the UK. Like its more-established relation, it has a wide range of fashion-forward statement jewellery at great prices. We like this roped, chain and bead combo in seasonal orange that will add a splash of colour to your outfits without breaking the bank.

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2. Jennifer Loiselle Lips Perspex Necklace in Pink and Silver: £65, boticca.com

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London-based, Aussie-born designer Jennifer Loiselle makes fun, unusual statement jewellery. If you’re after a striking piece with a sense of humour, then this laser-cut acrylic lips necklace is a winner. It’s more versatile than it looks thanks to its self-tie ribbon.

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3. Junk Jewels Blue Jewelled Statement Necklace: £16, notonthehighstreet.com

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If you’re after a bit of bling, this bejewelled piece from London-based designer Junk Jewels will make an impact. Suitable for the day and evening, the combination of blue stones with the gold chain is super-easy to wear and looks suitably glam for summer parties.

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4. Bimba & Lola Textured Metal Necklace: £80, bimbaylola.com

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Quirky Spanish brand Bimba & Lola has gained a devoted following since its launch in the UK in 2011. This necklace is short and instead of beads and layers, you get one big abstract-shaped piece of pink metal that we think is a show-stopper. It’s also available in green and timeless gold.

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5. New Look Pink Flower Seed Beaded Choker: £7.99, newlook.com

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The nineties choker trend has made a comeback and this is a feminine take on the style. Embellished with pastel beads and stones in flower shapes, it’s a pretty piece for bargain price.

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6. Revival Multi Rainbow Feather Necklace: £150, ilovedesigner.com

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Things don’t get much more colourful than this necklace. The combination of the bright feathers with the golden brass chain and the black ribbon closure is part of a collection inspired by travels to Thailand. We might not be going anywhere exotic but we’d wear it with a plain outfit to really make a statement. If you’re feeling brave, a pair of matching earrings is also available.

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7. Stella & Dot Fanella Statement Necklace: £145, stelladot.co.uk

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The American jewellery brand’s social-selling concept has proved a success in the UK. It has a wide range of statement pieces, including this multi-coloured fine necklace with geometric elements in on-trend blue, green and pink hues, with gold detailing.

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8. Deepa Gurnani Necklace: £255, amazon.co.uk

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Deepa Gurnani specialises in luxe embroidered accessories. Make a statement with this timeless monochrome necklace made up of black, silver and brass-tone sequins and crystals. It’s lined with suede so it’s more comfortable to wear than it looks, and if you’re thinking of it for a present, it comes in a nice gift pouch.

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Verdict:

It’s the Spanish brands that really stand out for us. Bimba & Lola’s piece is a bright conversation-starter. Or Stradivarius’ Twist necklace is ideal you're on a budget. For something more glam, we like Junk Jewels’ blue beauty.

 

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