Christmas season is my favourite time of the year and when it’s over, unlike many others, I refuse to forget about the glitz and the glamour. To avoid winter blues, I suggest continuing wearing your extravagant and precious jewels!
Over the years, I’ve written about a number of glamorous Canadian precious, semi-precious and costume jewellery designers and here are my Top 5 picks along with my favourite statement necklaces.
1. ANNE SPORTUN FINE JEWELLERY
Who says a statement necklace needs to be big? A tasteful and unique pendant makes a BIG statement when worn with a classic outfit. ANNE SPORTUN knows how to make a dainty piece of a precious stone make a large impact.
The PARAIBLA NEBULA necklace is a one-of-its-kind and would look fabulous with a black tee, blazer and fitted jeans; as well as a clean-cut suit and a white blouse.
2. MARYAM KEYHANI
Another designer pushing boundaries in statement necklaces is MARYAM KEYHANI with her namesake label established in 2011. There isn’t one necklace I’m not in love with but I’ve never seen anyone use fabric within a necklace like her. Absolutely to die for!
This beautifully crafted fabric and leather necklace with a unique & versatile choice of colour will make any fitted dress or a blouse with trousers stand out. AW 11 ‘Foliage’
3. CHARLOTTE HOSTEN
The Montreal based designer calls her unique and admirable pieces of neck art Colliers. By combining everything from brooches, beads, leather, feathers, fabrics and metals, I’d say CHARLOTTE HOSTEN is the ‘it’ designer of affordable and fabulously gorgeous statement necklaces.
This vintage pink collier makes me smile from ear to ear. It’s a perfect statement piece for a bride, to wear to a gala or to walk around the house and feel like a princess
4. REBEKAH PRICE DESIGNS
When you hear Rebecca’s story behind her jewellery line you won’t only fall in love with the designer but with the grit, passion and modernity of the label. The most up-and-coming name in costume jewellery, it’s not a surprise REBEKAH PRICE is one of my absolute favourites.
Bring some edge to your look with this Achilles collar necklace by Rebekah Price and you will be instantly transformed into a fashionista
5. REDSOFA JEWELLERY
A necklace speaks a thousand words, that’s what I say. And I like to wear jewellery that represent me. A statement necklace doesn’t have to be big or sparkly or made of the most expensive metals and stones, as its name states, it is a statement. REDSOFA JEWELLERY creates necklaces that I instantly connect with and that make me smile!
This understated statement necklace is ideal to wear everyday, all day. ‘La storia di un viaggio’ from the ‘on the move’ collection by RedSofa
* All images from the appropriate labels web-sites.