Move over statement necklaces, there’s a new type of neck adornment around that’s been making serious street style waves. Right now, it’s all about the pendant necklace, whether you have just one or layer together three or four, it allows you to show maximum bronzed summer skin. Not to mention, pendant necklaces given or received as gifts (to yourself or others) tend to take on a personal meaning that makes them every bit the conversation starter your statement piece is, perhaps more so. Keep your chunky pieces in your jewelry box for special occasions and take a gander at these lovelies you’ll adopt into your daily arsenal.
For anyone who likes a bit of steam punk, Victorian era references or just enjoys a piece of jewelry that looks like it could have been sourced from a little vintage boutique only you know about, this necklace is one to pick up. From the aged patina to the suspension bridge inset, it'll add just the right amount of old school aficionado.
$38.95 at Loris Shoes.
This simple shape and etched design can be worn with everything, everywhere. Not too big, not too small, I can see it at the beach or at the office. Did I mention that, on the whole, pendant necklaces are extremely versatile?
$58 at Lord & Taylor.
Ah, the triangle, the building block of...a structure made of triangles. You don't have to Pythagorus to appreciate the simplicity, and delicacy of this piece. If I owed this one, I would take it off.
$88 at Simply Soles.
I love all Egyptian references. The etched design in this emerald cabochon is meant to represent the carapace of the dung beetle — a major motif in ancient Egyptian iconography. Though this necklace is much prettier than the real thing, obv.
$55 at Revolve Clothing.
Straight and Arrow
I've been eyeing arrow necklaces lately. I like the shape, the representation of getting to the point and the vertical line that draws the eye in an up and down, lengthening motion.
$19.90 at Express.
What's not to love about a message of love? Seriously. There was a time when I thought this sort of thing silly and trite. But now I like the idea of putting humanity's favorite emotion on display.
$26 at Bauble Bar.
This is another design that harkens back to ancient times, though which one I'm not sure. It just sort of has that vibe, right? The conical shape actually reminds me of the earliest form of writing, and that deep mottled blue color can't help but make one think of the night sky, though I'd gladly wear this during the day, every day.
$60 at Piperlime.
Fashion loves to mix up opposing looks and viewpoints. This would be an ideal addition to pair with an edgy or otherwise punk-inspired look. It's so pretty, so feminine and the lines are so clean.
$98 at Nordstrom.
If you're one for layering necklaces, here's a tip: pick differing lengths, and at least one pendant that gives you a little pop of color. When I saw this, I thought it ideal for mix and match wearing. The sky blue shade is universally flattering, too.
$18.99 at Macys.