If you kiss my neck, I’m not responsible for what happens next
As both the most understated and most powerful elements of your outfit, necklaces are the most transformative pieces in your jewellery box. From chunky chains to bold statement pieces or delicate strands, necklaces take plain tshirts and little black dresses to new heights. With the right necklace, go from hot-mess or basic b’tch to looking like you’ve got your sh’t together (even if that isn’t 120% the truth).
Since the dawn of time, from prayer beads to amulets, we’ve always turned to power jewellery for protection and healing – as reminders of how tough we really are and to feel protected, strong and comforted.
Jewellery is a woman’s most powerful armour to keep bad juju at bay while showcasing our most disarming weapon: our take-charge charm and our indefatigable energy to get the job done. As powerful talismans, necklaces are power statements for long life and protection, and used to overcome difficulties for self-realisation.
The perfect necklace is like a mythological creature: something discussed in stories and impossible to find. But, there are can be the elusive unicorns for our jewellery box.
Life isn’t perfect, but your necklace can be
It starts with your daily habits and personal style.
If you’re active, heavy and long necklaces can be awkward, if not potentially dangerous. Simple, short gold chains with small pendants fit in easily with an active lifestyle.
If you’re one with nature, peace and zen, all necklace styles are open to you. Long strands or large statement necklaces will always work.
Regardless of your activity, tucking your necklace away inside your shirt helps without disrupting your everyday.
When a woman wants to look festive, she should add some shine, sheen or sparkle to her outfit, like a metallic clutch, an embellished shoe or a blingy statement necklace
– Clinton Kelly
Love to follow trends? Or do you have a consistent aesthetic?
If you’re a fashion maven, love change and new fads, choose necklaces that will always complement the latest fashion fads, such as bold statement pieces, weighty chains and large pendants
For classic timeless style, delicate chains, pearls and simple pendants are eternal winners.
Start with colour
Colour attracts attention and creates an emotional connection. Colour reflects our mood and confidence and is the first thing people see – with instant impact. Colour is incredibly personal.
Match your necklace with bold accessories, such as your purse, heels or belt.
For colourful, bold prints and busy patterns, monochromatic necklaces – such as black or white pearl crystals, simple gold chains and dainty pendants – are ideal.
With minimalist looks, bold statement necklaces and pendants alway elevate a potentially bland look to an exciting one.
Gold and geometrical necklaces will always look great with a blazer or jacket, while neon necklaces contrast nicely with denim.
A statement necklace glams up any outfit without feeling like too much
– Tracy Reese
A necklace creates focus around your face as it draws attention. Aim for harmony between your necklace and neckline by following or enhancing the shape of your top’s neckline.
Big statement necklaces deserve to be the focal point of your outfit, looking best with solid-colored clothing and simple necklines, such as strapless, v-neck, scoop and off-the-shoulder.
Shorter necklaces look good with any top where the neckline or bodice is the focal point. If a shirt or dress has a neckline or includes fancy details, add interest with statement earrings to match.
Let the shimmer soar. The MYJS Bella Crystal Necklace is designed for a radiant shine to capture the spirit of the stunning Bella Woman.
Collared shirts can go either formal or casual. For a classy look, choose a necklace that falls right at the collar. Button up all the way with the necklace flashing just beneath the collar. For a more casual style, choose a slightly longer necklace and leave a couple of top buttons undone allowing the necklace to shine nicely against your skin.
For V-necks, keep your necklace falling before the V, rather than below it.
Wear a fabulous smile and great jewellery; and know you are totally and utterly in control
– Donatella Versace
Layered necklaces can be bold, or a delicate and elegant statement, depending on your pieces and how you stack them.
While one long chain necklace can give the flash you’re looking for, multilayered options add high impact,
Thin to thick, lightweight to weighty, chain necklaces are layerable. Edgy, dressy and sculptured or casual and understated, the chain necklace is always timeless – and ideal for layering.
The beauty of layering is there are infinite options of lengths, symbols and chain styles for different looks with your favourite pieces. Whether they’re piled up or perfectly spaced, layering with chain necklaces is easy – one heavier chain keeps them from getting too tangled.
Layering necklaces is a classic way to dressing up an outfit, but don’t forget the layering rules:
💖 When layering more than 2 necklaces, layer in an odd number of multiples 💖 Layer chains in varying lengths 💖 Layer contrasting styles and metals, such as pearls with pavé, geometric shapes or different weights and textured chains for interest
The freedom in designing your own pieces means imbuing your necklace game with special powers unique only to you, for a beautiful piece made just for you – nothing mass produced using cheap, unhealthy materials.
From your birthstone to initials, zodiac sign, power symbol, words or dates, personalised jewellery is the ultimate reminder in times of crisis to dig deep – and remember who you are. As your very own signature piece, inject luxury to your necklace game to wear your personalised necklace year in, year out.
Choice by choice, moment by moment, I build the necklace of my day, stringing together the choices that form artful living.
Due to their understated elegance and simplicity, Pearls are a tour de force. Symmetry will always be in fashion – which means pearls will always be in style. In their unadorned simplicity, the everlasting elegance of pearls have all the versatility for ultimate cool-girl or tried-and-true classic. We explore The Modern Statement: Pearl Jewellery Fashion.
The tides have turned, pearls are so not passé: these luminescent gems are back in vogue. As the latest on-trend style from Harry Styles to Zendaya, Bella Hadid and Beyonce, pearls are the classic fashion accessory.
And as the birthstone for June, the classic pearl never goes wrong. Trends may fluctuate, but pearls and their appeal will always stay in vogue.
Clutch your pearls
Synonymous to icons and royalty, they are opulent and eclectic – but always luxurious with a unique charm. From as long ago as 2300 BC, pearls were presented as royal gifts and seen as the ultimate status symbol. In 1BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting pearls only to the ruling class.
With an abundance of pearls readily available from the Persian Gulf, Arabs believed pearls were the tears of Gods while the ancient Greeks believed they were the tears of Aphrodite. The Pearly Gates refer to heaven’s gates with Hindi god Krishna bestowing pearls to his wife for their wedding. In Ancient China, pearls were a symbol of purity, while knights during the Crusades wore them into battle as amulets of protection.
The passion for pearls launched Spanish armadas to the Mexican gulf and the British to Australia. They are nature’s greatest miracles: starting out as an irritant – such as a particle of shell or parasite – to the oyster, the pearl’s formation comes from the oyster secreting nacre to build up and form the famous moon white gemstone. With cultured pearls, freshwater pearls, lucite and glass coming onboard as modern additions to pearl fashion across the last century, pearls always retain their relevance.
The moon in her chariot of pearl
The silent uniform for strong women and the aristocratic badge of fashion-forward men, these gemstones effortlessly stand between tradition and evolution. As the pinnacle of feminine power, the pearl is the protector, attracting good luck and wealth.
Timeless yet modern, reclaim pearls for their moment in the sun. Because we should always be two things: classy and fabulous. The world is your oyster, and you are the pearl: so be the pearl, the queen of gems and the gem of all queens.
Pearls are all about attitude and how you pair them.
Why wear one string when you can wear two?
– Coco Chanel
Pearl fashion jewellery
Feel fresh – with an elegance boost to zhush up the everyday. As symbols of purity, perfection and long life with all the lustre of the moon, layer, mismatch and personalise your unique pearl style.
No Grit. No Pearl.
From classically minimal to over the top baroque, wear pearls everyday to upgrade your monochromatic game or polish up your look: because pearls are always appropriate. Go edgy with dark pearls – just enough to hint at danger.
Pearls go on and on . . . on everything. With a fierce history as a status symbol, pearls are never passé. Classic and feminine, pearls deliver for modern takes and traditional styles.
Who runs the world? Girls with pearls
June’s birthstone: pearl
Light up June with Pearls, the magical gem of the moon and the ocean. Born from the earth’s waters through heavens powers with serene perfection and purity, these soft white lustrous orbs are treasures beyond measure. You’re a Pearl dear, the daughter of the moon, and the goddess of love from the sea. Embrace the light of the moon and shine lustrously, darling, shine.
Blaze a path of your own brilliance and illuminate the world
The cut of a diamond or gem’s shape ultimately determines their ability to sparkle. A gem will possess a flawless, crisp shine by the number of facets and how light travels through the stone. With flat, polished surfaces from within the gem, facets work as tiny mirrors, cut and arranged to maximise the diamond’s ability to draw in and reflect the light. This makes the gem more brilliant and sparkly than any other cuts and shapes.
Welcome to Round Brilliance with the Round Brilliant Cut.
Your power and brilliance is the most awesome force life could muster
Miranda Kerr loves it. Olivia Wilde said yes to it, and Emily Blunt flaunts it: As the hallmark of classic gemstones, the Round Brilliant Cut is all about sparkle and fire.
The Round Brilliant Cut stands out as one of the most popular shapes for its intense sparkle. Round brilliant diamonds and gemstones are cut for exceptional shine, featuring facets to reflect light and cast tiny rainbows for a stunning show of sparkle and contrast. Round with a cone bottom, the Round Brilliant allows for maximum light to travel through the top of the gem.
Rubies, sapphires, emeralds, zircons and man-made crystals feature Round Brilliant Cuts for all the dazzle.
Brilliance takes time
The Round Brilliant Cut was first introduced to the jewellery world in the mid 1600s. with Venetian gem-cutter and polisher Vicente Peruzzi finding and adding more facets by the late 1600s. In the early 1920s, the modern brilliant cut evolved from Marcel Tolkowsky’s calculations. These continue to serve as the guide for today’s round brilliant cut gems.
Simplicity is the key to brilliance
Today, the Round Brilliant Cut stands out as one of the most popular shapes for its intense sparkle.
Round Brilliance is both popular and classic, complementing many styles of vintage to modern pieces. We love them for their brilliance – and their simplicity.
The latest must-have on-trend fashion accessory for single or multiple piercings, Huggie Earrings are the perfect go-to for every occasion, season or reason.
The perfect blend of studs and hoops, Huggies bring a unique style to your earring game. From simple and minimal styles to bold, bright pieces or adding charms, look chic, casual or cute with your favourite pair.
But what exactly are Huggies and how do you wear them?
Wear a fabulous smile and great jewellery, and know that you are totally in control
Huggie earrings are small hoop earrings designed to hug the earlobe. Chunkier than conventional hoops, huggies still offer a statement hoop look to complement an outfit – rather than stand out as the focal piece.
Adding sparkle and pizzaz to any outfit so you shine for every occasion, huggies are so comfortable, you can sleep in them. There are no uncomfortable hoops to push against your ear when you’re on the phone; no more earrings catching in your hair and no lost earring backs – hinge them in, sit back and sparkle. And with a name like huggies, how can you not love them?
Intricately designed and featuring semi precious stones, gems, pendants and cutouts, the lobe-hugging mini hoops are perfect for wearing solo or stacked along the ear in second or third piercings with solid metals or dotted in pavé.
Jewellery has the power to be the one little thing that makes you feel unique
Huggie earring fashion
Huggies are incredibly versatile, as the next level of elegance and sophistication evolving from the bolder hoop. Designed for a subtle commanding showcase of your personality, huggies reflect your dependability and take-charge attitude of leaving no loose strings, inspiring people to look to you for direction and guidance.
We appreciate sparkling our way through the day with fabulous glittery statement clusters dangling from our ears. But just like our ever changing moods, there are outfits we want to pare back from making an over -the-top glittery statement without skimping on the sparkle: mini hoops with earring charms are the answer.
From simple and minimal styles to bright, bold pieces or adding charms, Huggie earrings are the perfect go-to for any event or occasion. For extra personality, huggies offer the perfect home for sweet dangling charms, pearls and sparkly baubles with earrings charms.
Adorn your ears with a selection of pea-size pearls or stunning crystals for a modern yet understated feel that adds fun to the everyday. They’re great companions for Zoom meetings or trips to the park or cafe, transforming basic sweaters and tees into elevated looks.
Whether at the office or at lunch with the girls, huggies strike the perfect balance of being small enough to wear comfortably all day, but big enough to get noticed. Rock the perfect piece for everyday wear.