What Is a Reverse Collar Necklace?

Have you ever wonder what it will look like you if combine a statement necklace and a choker? Or have you seen a necklace display with a collar necklace presented in reverse? You might have asked yourself whether or not the jeweler or the shopkeeper was out of her mind when she displayed the collar necklace. Actually, there is such thing as reverse collar necklaces. Those collar necklaces displayed the opposite way are actually worn that way. According to many designers and fashion enthusiasts, reverse collar necklace is the hottest piece of jewelry that every fashion conscious person should have on her necklace display. Many fashionistas can now be seen and photographed wearing reverse collar necklaces, making it an “it” necklaces. Whether it is one solid piece of metal or a chain of beads, the collar necklace whether worn the right way or in reverse, is an updated version of the 90s middle school jewelry repertoire. When you wear a collar necklace, your mind will go back to your middle school days. Is it not cool to have old ideas twisted to come up with cooler and better ideas?

Reverse Collar Necklace

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Although wearing the upcoming spring’s trends, like Tevas and fringed pieces, may look too early to be trending now, another style is emerging on necklace displays among top jewelry shops: the reverse collar necklace. You can actually see reverse collar necklaces with oversized pearls that look like headphones at Chanel, or those with huge rhinestones at Balenciaga. You would think that the reverse collar necklace is an upbeat version of the choker. Just by flipping an ordinary collar necklace and showing off some of your skin at the neck, the reverse collar necklace will look awesome because it keeps a clean line that elongates rather than stunts your neck visually. If you want a less flamboyant take on the reverse collar necklace (meaning, a necklace without giant stones), you can try those by Alexis Bittar.

For example, there are reverse collar necklaces that are juts sleek gold wires. They are plain enough not to overwhelm or underwhelm your outfit. A reverse collar necklace also looks great with clavicles. Wear it with a loosely buttoned silk shirt to the office. You can also wear it with a strapless dress for evening affairs.

Fast Tip on Making a Collar Necklace

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If you cannot afford a collar necklace you saw on a necklace display, why not make one? To make a collar necklace, get a felt, glue, and stones. All you have to do is to make a template the shape of a collar. Next, make sure that it is sturdy enough to hang on your neck. Add stones and voila! You now have a collar necklace!

Don’t Let Your Jade and Pearls Get Ugly

Maintaining jewelry is as important as procuring them.  Of course, you would want to protect your investment from getting scratched or worse from getting damaged.  Putting them on necklace display cases is one way of helping lessen the damage but of course, maintenance is much better as this will help increase the life of your beloved jewelry pieces. They are after all, quite pricey. You wouldn’t want your monetary investment to go down the drain just because your pieces have not been taken cared of properly, right? Moreover, I’m sure some of your jewelry pieces have sentimental value to you. Can you afford losing important mementos (that can also cost a lot and increase in value as they age) just because you’re lazy in keeping them clean? Continue reading

Choosing from Classic Necklaces

A necklace is one of the nest jewelry pieces to invest in. It is a great thing to have because it is a versatile accessory that any fashion conscious woman would want to have.  Thus, it wouldn’t be surprising if your preoccupation is to fill your necklace display with pieces you fancy most. It is also inevitable that you hang out in jewelry stores and jewelry sections in department stores because this is where you can see the new designs available as well as the trending styles that are popular as of the moment.

However, no matter how many necklace styles come out, there are still some classic designs that never go out of style.  These pieces are a must in every woman’s jewelry collection.  For those wondering how they should start their collection, these are recommended pieces that a collection should start on.  It may be a big investment, but the rewards far outcry the costs.  Here are the suggested pieces: Continue reading

Classic and Classy Necklace Pendants

If you think that your outfit needs a little oomph, you can easily do this by accessorizing with jewelry.  Wearing a necklace is one fast way to make a boring and plain looking outfit interesting. You can look at your necklace display and see what’s missing with the current pieces you have. You can also look at the jewelry section of your favorite mall to see what is trendy and popular.  Of course, there are fashion magazines and TV shows wherein just by looking at the models wearing the latest outfits, you would know what would look best on you and go with your style.

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Even with the new styles of jewelry coming out, as seen in necklace and earring display shows, there are still classic styles that have withstood the test of time. Pendants also are classic pieces that you can collect.  This is a great piece of jewelry to invest on as you can mix and match it with different kinds of chains in different lengths to give it a fresh new look every time you use it.  If you are wondering which classic pendant pieces you should look into if you are just starting out your collection, here are three suggestions:

  • For the classic look: The brooch

This is actually a double purpose jewelry piece as you can also use it as a pendant, as much as you can wear it as a pin.  It is a good investment piece because of its many uses. It is the best solution to a common dilemma most women have: How to wear a necklace or pendant when in business attire. Accessorizing clothes used for the office is a tricky situation! With a brooch worn as a pendant to a simple string bracelet, the attire looks very fashionable, but at the same time, dignified.

  • For the organic look with a distinct edge: Ancient symbols

This can be quite challenging to wear as it should go with your outfit. But if it is made of quality metal with exquisite craftsmanship, then it can be a piece that would make you stand out. The most popular pendants in this category would be the Ankh pendant, based on the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that symbolizes life. Other popular pendants based on ancient symbols are the Hindu Om symbol, Celtic symbols, and of course, the cross. These pendants can be worn in any occasion, but would practically be dependent on the necklace for overall effect. For example, the Ankh pendant would look brilliant with a simple black lace necklace with casual attire.

  • For the sentimental and classic look: Lockets

This is a sentimental and memorable piece to own because of the picture that can be placed inside. Some can go as quirky as hair strands, but these pendants would also look good on both formal and office wear.

Take a look at your necklace display and see what classic pendants would look best with your current necklace collection.

Some Trendy Necklace Designs Through the Years

Necklaces are great accessories to have because you can use them in any kind of outfit.  They can be easily mixed and matched with any outfit or you can even combine several of them together to form layers. They do make an outfit stand out right away. If you have not been doing this, then it is time for you to go to the jewelry section of your favorite store to check on the necklace display section to see the new and upcoming trends and start your own necklace collection as well. Experimenting with your looks, including your accessories and jewelry pieces can make you go from wearing safe outfits to a certified trendy fashionista.

Throughout the years, trends have changed when it comes to necklace designs.  You can see from the accessories used by models on the runway to A-list celebrities in red carpet occasions what the current trends are, even when it comes to the world of accessories.  However, there are designs that have withstood the test of time and survived the ever changing and fickle minds of users and fashion experts.  This goes with the other jewelry designs as you can see whether in an earring display of a celebrity collection to what can actually be seen in the window displays of jewelers. Here are some necklace designs that never seem to be out of style: Continue reading

The Most Popular Necklaces in the Movies

Watching movies are a favorite past time by just about anyone. Who doesn’t like to kick back and watch their favorite actor or actress embark on an adventure? Be it a love story, sci-fi, drama, horror, or comedy, each of us surely has some movie we could relate to the most. For fashion enthusiasts, movies are also one great way to see what can be the next fashion trend, or even one entire movement. So much fashion has been suggested by the movies – from the little black dress of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Diane Keaton’s entire get up in Annie Hall and even the off the shoulder number of Jennifer Beals in Flashdance had everyone copying their styles for generations.

Movies are also an opportunity for the people to check out what kind of accessory can be the next big thing. Movies have played a big role in making a necklace design popular.  A scene where there is a prominent necklace display becomes an unforgettable one and is imprinted in the minds of viewers. Jewelry is one prime component in some movies, and as people, especially women, love anything that shines and sparkles, they are surely on the lookout for anything in the movies they watch of something they may also want to own and wear. Continue reading