Whether you're looking for a standout piece of jewellery to celebrate life's special occasions, or looking to gift someone something unique, there's arguably no piece of jewellery more eye-catching than a statement necklace.
We've rounded up a handful of beautiful necklaces, varied in precious stones and materials but breathtaking in appearance. Be it a choker to accentuate the collarbone, a standout pendant or draped necklace to enhance the décolletage, we've picked some must-have pieces that people won't quickly forget.
Masterpiece Cushion Cut Tourmaline Pendant
There's no occasion where this won't wow people. A statement piece that should be a standalone show-stopper, we love the cut and colour of the 15.57 carat tourmaline. Set beneath a shield-shaped diamond of 1.54 carats, secured in platinum claws, both stones hand suspended from an 18 carat gold chain.
£45,000 from Pragnell
Dior Rose Des Vents Bib Necklace
It's pieces like these that make dressing up fun. The combination of precious materials and colour make this a real stand-out piece, made using 18 carat yellow and rose gold, diamonds, emeralds and ornamental stones, it's a seasonal must-have from Dior.
Masterpiece Pear Cut Burmese Pink Sapphire Pendant
We love this elegant, romantic piece from Pragnell. The 5.30 carat Burmese pink sapphire really pops- fantastic for summer. Set in yellow gold on an 18 carat gold chain, it's one you'll not want to take off.
£35,700 from Pragnell
Pomellato Necklace Tango
For something a little more heavy duty, this Tango necklace is very zeitgeist. Made of rose gold and rhodium-plated silver, the pavé diamonds on some of the links are 19.50 carat.
£103,100 from Pomellato
Bvlgari White Gold and Full Diamond Serpenti Necklace
The iconic Bvlgari serpent in 18-karat white gold necklace is a glamorous tribute to the brand's spirit animal. Featuring pavé diamonds to mimic the scales, the coiling design drapes around the neck and finishes with a sinuous tail down the décolletage.
£56,000 from Harrods
Bibi Van Der Velden Pearl Pendant
On a long chain, this pendant sits on the breast bone and would be perfect to layer with other necklaces. Featuring a stunning Baroque Pearl adorned with a scattering of diamonds and stars on an 18 carat gold chain.
$6,975 from MatchesFashion
Boucheron Jack de Boucheron Necklace
For something a bolder, this Boucheron necklace has a denser appearance. Made of beautiful white gold with a cluster of diamonds around the clasp, it's a great formal necklace.
£17,350 from Harrods
Ruby & Diamond Necklace
Featuring 84 oval-cut rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, this beautiful necklace is set in 18 carat white and yellow gold. It's a timeless, eye-catching piece.
£45,165 from Hamilton & Inches
Chaumet Insolence Necklace
Is there a more decadent gift than this insolence necklace, neatly set in a white and rose gold? Entangled in the necklace are various grade pavé diamonds, with one single 2 carat brilliant cut diamond hanging from the bow.
POA from Chaumet
Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti® Mesh Scarf Necklace
Unlike anything we've seen before, we love the originality of this necklace. 42 inches in length and made of 18 carat gold, this is a wonderful piece of design, malleable and light to fall naturally over your neckline as a scarf would.
£24,000 for the gold
£3,625 for sterling silver