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I’m a latecomer to the power of statement jewellery, but even I’ve figured out that it really does have the power to transform an outfit (cue eye-rolling from those of you who worked this out decades ago). I’ve always been a fine jewellery kind of gal when it comes to fingerwear, but I’m becoming more adventurous with necklaces in particular, and am strongly considering buying this pearl and pyrite beauty from Biagio the Jeweller, ready for my sojourn to the Greek islands this summer.db_file_img_227755_365x365I  know pearls might not seem ‘out there’ on first glance, but Claudia Bradby who designed this ‘Lucia’ necklace (my folks used to call me Lucia when I was younger), has a great way of makings classics contemporary. This stunning necklace – yes, sod it, I’m getting it – has two strands of pyrite beads and a hand-knotted pearl strand, on a sterling silver clasp. Each strand can also be worn on its own but I like the impact of them together, against what I am hoping will be my alluring Balearic tan – shimmying up a simple white vest top in the day, or something more dramatic at night.

Less showy but very pretty and versatile and gorgeously long is this 36″ Calvin Klein necklet with openwork balls made of stainless steel with pvd gold. I’m a big CK jewellery fan  – it’s really inexpensive compared to other designer brands, and manages to be tasteful but cool. This necklace is £145, which I think is a steal.


I’ll bring out a full jewellery edit in the next few weeks, so regard these as a little whetting of your summer fashion buying appetite!

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