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Fine Jewellery Edit: 10 Must-Have Statement Necklaces

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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