I am great believer in making an outfit work hard and what better way than to accessorise with a statement necklace. I love getting away with wearing a really simple black outfit with a distracting bold piece of jewellery.
The Anton Heunis and Mawi pieces below are both eye-wateringly expensive but I have noticed a real trend for necklaces just like these that combine different styles.
Above: Anton Heunis with a chunky chain and fussy settings
Above: Mawi heap it on with three rows of jewels, gems and chain
I was thrilled to discover the Oh Sew Vintage label at a vintage fair recently (see below). It's designer, Emma Golding, incorporates all manner of vintage fabrics, beading and broaches into gorgeous, one-off pieces at much more pocket-friendly prices. Who needs to take out a second mortgage on a Lanvin necklace when you could get one of these pieces for around the £40 mark?
Above: Oh Sew Vintage