Subtle Necklaces That Make a Powerful Statement

By Erin Ollila

Who says necklaces need to be big, bold, and take up a lot of real estate on your chest? Sometimes, subtle necklaces make more of an impact than the larger accessories that get all the credit for making a statement. Why? They let you shine. They don't steal the spotlight. They accentuate you. Understated necklaces complement you without taking over the entire conversation or dominating anyone's field of vision.

Also, while big statement pieces are meant to be immediately noticed, they're also not easy to forget. You can't wear a large statement piece to one event, then pull it off as a new look at the next. Subtle necklaces don't have that problem. If you invest in a beautiful minimalist look, you can wear it as frequently or infrequently as you like. Plus, the less flashy the necklace, the more outfits it can accentuate.

The Everyday Look

Subtle necklaces are perfect for everyday wear. When you need a look that can go from workday to happy hour to a dinner date, a dainty gold and diamond drop necklace is the perfect piece to add to your attire. This type of necklace can also match a solid color or patterned outfit, making it extra special. Plus, it plays well with other jewelry. Another simple look that packs a punch and can complete any outfit is a single diamond on a chain.

Life's Moment's Necklaces

Every special lady needs an accessory to highlight her inner quirkiness or showcase something that's important in her life. A simple cross necklace makes a statement while honoring spirituality with a simple yet chic look. If you're looking for a little extra luck, a clover or horseshoe pendant would make the perfect accent piece to wear regularly. To celebrate the nautical lifestyle, choose an anchor pendant.

The Pass-It-Down Piece

A dainty, yet impactful necklace is also a great investment. You can wear one for a major life event, such as a wedding, and again at many other important moments. These timeless fashions make such a large impression that they're perfect for passing down through generations of your family. A necklace with a ribbon design would make a fantastic heirloom for you and your loved ones at all major life events.

Don't shy away from a dainty necklace or one with a small stone, since flashy and big aren't your only options for making a statement. Subtle necklaces can be a staple in your wardrobe that don't steal your spotlight—they just let you shine.