We live in an era where jewellery can be appreciated for its beauty and the craft behind it by everyone. Accessories are not only for women anymore; It is finally socially acceptable for men to wear jewellery to complete their outfit and express themselves through fashion.
Designing and crafting a piece of jewellery is art, and actually it’s a difficult kind of art, especially when expensive gems need to be cut in particular shapes in order to make the jeweller’s vision a reality.
Today, I want to share some of the most unique necklaces that you can find out there that will make you want to buy them all.
- Necklaces made by recycled materials
We have a long way to go until we can live in a world where businesses don’t care solely about their profit. However, there is hope as there are a few businesses out there that they combine their business goals and ambitions with their environmental consciousness. Some brands create all of their jewelry, including necklaces, by upcycling materials like brass, sterling silver and gold. You can also find handmade necklaces made with recycled glass at minimis.shop.
- The Heart of the Ocean
The Heart of the Ocean was the diamond necklace that Kate Winslet wore, when she played Rose, during the scene where Leonardo DiCaprio, as Jake, drew her in James Cameron’s iconic film Titanic. A fun fact about the film is that there was no diamond on the necklace as it was only created as a prop for the film. However, the stone they used looks a lot like the very much real Hope Diamond. Jewellers have tried to recreate The Heart of the Ocean using real diamonds, like the Hope Diamond or other blue ones, and of course the final products cost millions of dollars. You can have your own Heart of the Ocean by purchasing a cheaper version made of sapphire.
- Pay attention to the chain
A lot of times it is the chain that makes a necklace special. Besides the simple golden or silver chains, you can find necklaces that have unique chains, like a snake or byzantine chain, or that have a string with a peculiar colour, like black or grey. Even if the gem used for the specific necklace is cheap and faux, an unusual chain will elevate the accessory and make your whole outfit stand out.
- Personalised necklaces
There are so many necklaces out there that the best way to find something unique is to make it yourself. I know that you may not have the time to make your own jewellery, so instead you can just buy jewellery that gives you the option of customisation. For example, the jeweller can take a bar pendant and inscribe your monogram, a word or a small phrase that means a lot to you on it, attach the pendant to a chain and then give it to you.