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19 Reasons Necklaces Are Hotter Than Ever

From backbone-boosting amulets to clavicle-covering carpets of gems, a necklace is a piece with power.




A NECKLACE HANGS FRONT AND CENTER, proudly prominent, subject to the rhythm of every breath. A necklace is intimate, immediate. It drapes across the nape of the neck and down to the décolletage; it can be tucked in like a secret or flaunted with pride. A necklace is the closest piece of jewelry to the wearer’s beating heart.

Rahaminov Diamonds (ABOVE)

Platinum and 18K rose-gold necklace with a fancy brown-ish orangy pink diamond (2.02 TCW). (213) 622-9866, rahaminov.comPrice on request

Daily Delights

Like an amulet in a fairy tale, the right necklace can help its wearer focus the strength and energy required to take on the challenges of the daily grind. Necklaces are the easiest kind of jewelry to throw on: they require no piercings and they’re almost never the wrong size.


18K white gold necklace with Eternitymark diamond pendant (0.62 TCW).


(877) 772-6676,


Dana Kellin

Diamond pavé pendant with gray diamond rondelle beads in 14K gold.


(212) 730-9523,


Ark Fine Jewelry

18K yellow gold pendant with diamonds.


(310) 889-8086,



Adriatic Jewelry

14K gold necklace with white sapphire dangle.


(201) 458-4393,


Kristen Dorsey Designs

Black rhodium-plated sterling silver necklace with labradorite and diamonds.


(310) 489-3763,



Serpent pendant necklace with ruby eye and emerald charm in oxidized sterling silver with gold.


(573) 590-0827,


Southern Gates

Cargo mirror link tassel necklace in sterling silver.


(800) 845-6964,


Taylor Wilkinson Designs

18K yellow gold vermeil over sterling silver with black pavé diamonds.




Marcia Budet

18K yellow gold necklace with amethyst and diamonds.


(212) 929-0184,

Evening Events

Is there anything that elevates the mood from mundane to magnificent like the feeling of fastening a glittering expanse of gems around one’s neck? Instant transformation at the catch of a clasp. These necklaces are the ones for the nights to remember.

Yael Designs necklace

Yael Designs

18K two-tone gold with tanzanite (3.15 TCW), topaz (20.80 TCW), sapphires (0.89 TCW), and diamonds (2.57 TCW).


(415) 989-9235,


Haridra yellow gold necklace


18K yellow gold necklace with opals (127.65 TCW) and diamonds (5.75 TCW).


(212) 354-7550,


John Buechner

Platinum necklace with demantoid garnets (78.67 TCW) and diamonds (3.05 TCW).

Price on request

(800) 541-26750,


K. Brunini Objects Organique antler necklace

K. Brunini

Objects Organique antler necklace in 18K yellow gold.


(858) 259-8779,


GiGi Ferranti choker

GiGi Ferranti

Choker in 14K rose gold with diamonds (0.50 TCW).


(718) 251-1614,



Lauren K necklace

Lauren K

18K yellow gold necklace with pink and orange sapphires (8.30 TCW) and diamonds (0.04 TCW).


(212) 719-2067,


Amali Jewelry tanzanite necklace

Amali Jewelry

18K yellow gold necklace with tanzanite.


(213) 840-6050,


Estyn Hulbert necklace with pearls

Estyn Hulbert

Necklace with black freshwater pearls on a 14K gold-filled chain.


(347) 596-4080,


Daria de Koning necklace

Daria de Koning

18K yellow gold necklace with aquamarine, amazonite, quartz, tourmaline, and apatite.


(310) 873-3236,

Becky Stone writes about jewelry styles for INSTORE. She is founder and CEO of well-known jewelry blog Diamonds in the Library.



Les Georgettes

It’s All About Choices

With beautiful jewelry from Les Georgettes, choice is everything. Choose a design. Change colors. With 30 styles, 3 finishes and 48 stunning leather colors, you’ll never be at a loss for a unique piece of jewelry. Create, mix, stack and collect Les Georgettes by Altesse. Made in France.

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From Madly Creative to Modern Classics, Here Is the Latest in Pearl Jewelry

This is one of the hottest gemstones in jewelry today.




THERE’S A REASON that pearls have been the most iconic example of high-class luxury for hundreds of years: their lustrous lure is eternal. Historically reserved for empresses, doyennes and goddesses, today the creamy beauty of pearls is accessible to customers seeking every style, price point and category.

Golden South Sea pearl jewelry in 18K yellow gold from Jewelmer’s Les Classiques collection is modeled by Solenn Heussaff, including bangle, $3,860; ring, $2,250; earrings, $5,550; and necklace, $57,230. Contact Franck Ferrari at PHOTOGRAPHER: BJ Pascual.

New Classics

These styles are the modern incarnation of what everyone has always loved about pearl jewelry. The epitome of elegance with a contemporary — but still timeless — edge. Each one of these versatile treasures will go with 99.9 percent of any jewelry lover’s wardrobe.

Quality Gold

14K yellow gold pin with freshwater cultured pearl.


(513) 642-2446,

Elisa Ilana Jewelry

Black rhodium over sterling silver chain with black spinel and a carved black Tahitian pearl.


(402) 926-3479,


Ray Griffiths

18K yellow gold South Sea pearl ring with diamonds.


(212) 689-7209,


14K yellow gold earrings with pearls and topaz.


(888) 341-2604,

Susanne Klevorick

14K rose gold earrings with pink pearls and rose zircons.


(646) 662-2110,

Joryel Vera Collections

Sterling silver earrings with pearls, blue topaz and 14K yellow gold.


(561) 508-2945,

Barbela Design

14K yellow gold earrings with pearls.


(212) 682-0834,


14K white gold necklace with pearl and druzy.


(951) 202-1227,


E.L. Designs by Ed Levin Studio

14K yellow gold bracelet with freshwater button pearl.


(800) 828-1122,

Pretty Pioneers

These irresistibly fresh designs represent the latest developments of the pearl revolution. These beauties aren’t just creative; they’ll make you revise your opinion of what a pearl can do. Perfect for tastemakers, trendsetters and those who hunger to disrupt the status quo.


Platinum earrings with aquamarine (14.74 TCW), black jade (4.39 TCW), and South Sea cultured pearls.


(212) 819-0060,

Hi June Parker Fine Jewelry

14K yellow gold ring with baroque pearls.


(917) 865-3533,

Leslie Paige Jewelry

14K yellow gold necklace with pearl.


(949) 683-6459,

Joie DiGiovanni

14K yellow gold necklace with a baroque freshwater pearl and rainbow sapphires.


(215) 987-5660,

Andrea Gutierrez

Cuff bracelet in leather with sterling silver clasp and freshwater pearls.


Little H

14K yellow gold earrings with freshwater pearls, turquoise, rubies, and seed pearls.


(424) 349-8203,


Rachel Quinn

14K yellow gold and sterling silver earrings with Keshi pearls and white topaz drops.


(646) 345-0816,

Alex Sepkus

18K yellow gold necklace with faceted pearls, 18K yellow gold beads, and diamonds.


(212) 391-8466,

Artistry LTD

14K yellow gold earrings with pearls.


(888) 674-3250,

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Roman-Inspired Jewelry, Customizable Money Clips and More New Collections for June

And don’t miss this collection based around “power words.”




Super Nova

The Nova collection from Ayva Jewelry is a powerful new concept designed with today’s modern, empowered woman in mind. Each strong design features a gem acrostic with a power word like “boss” or “grow” or “calm.” Shoppers can take an online quiz to determine their ideal power word, or just choose what speaks to them.


Sterling silver money clip.

Stylish Stacks

The iconic Kin & Pebble money clip is now offered with more customization options than ever before, making it the ideal thoughtful gift or meaningful accessory. Make it perfectly personal with an engraved fingerprint, text, 3-D photo, handprint, footprint, handwriting, or pet print.



18K yellow gold necklace with peridot, tourmaline, topaz, sapphire, and diamonds.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Newly released by Theresa Kaz Jewelry, the Rainbow collection offers the designer’s signature soothing simplicity in a colorful new way. These understated but glorious pieces are destined to be the right customer’s dream come true.


Leather lariat with pyrite beads, diamonds, and a pheasant feather.

A Bountiful Harvest

Rosemary Corte of Harvest Jewels is on a mission to make every woman feel that she’s worthy of wearing diamonds to the grocery store. Her unique and charismatic jewels aim for a big look at achievable prices, and the results are spectacular.



14K yellow gold charm.

When in Rome

Goldsmith Aleda Powell is channeling the inspiration of the ancients in her latest delectable collection. Each handmade charm is a symbolic tribute to one of the legendary Roman gods. Collectible, meaningful, and so wearable. Also available in silver.


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This Overlooked Red Carpet Trend May Be The Most Popular With Your Customers

This style of jewelry is small, but it packs a big punch.




Julie Garner at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2019. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

DURING AWARDS SEASON, the last piece of jewelry that our industry wants to see is small earrings. But we also want to see a focal point, and for the celebrities who made a statement with necklaces, this was the way they went with their lobes. And in real life, there is nothing like the perfect stud. The most desirable are those that allow us to feel comfortable every day; they have character, but they also let us shine. The more individualized, the better.

Emily P. Wheeler

Line studs in 18K yellow and white gold with diamonds.



Single Stone

Handcrafted Cami studs in 18K yellow gold with old European cut diamonds (approx. 0.90 TCW).


Alex Fitz

All day 14K earrings with two diamond baguettes, gold bar and three round diamonds.


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