Accessorise your work, brunch or evening dinner outfits with these necklaces and chokers with gold chains, silver pendants, colourful gems and pearls from affordable accessories and jewellery stores in Singapore
If you’re all about looking fab and fashionable, you’ll know how a pair of statement earrings, minimalist accessories, gold jewellery or diamond rings can make even the most simple outfit stand out like a star. Whether you’re new to the accessory game or an avid collector of the neck ornament, you can never go wrong with these must-have necklaces. From chokers and collar necklaces to statement pieces and multilayer chains, we’ve picked the best affordable and stylish necklaces from these jewellery stores in Singapore.
Best for multi-layer chain necklaces: Monica Vinader
Layering is one of the hottest trends right now. All it takes to pull it off is to wear an assortment of necklaces in different lengths. While some people prefer mixing different materials and metals, others opt for a simpler look by wearing plain, thin metal chains a la Monica Vinader. The jewellery brand is great for fans of necklace layering and ring stacking. Its minimalist collections, including thin necklaces in gold, silver and rose gold, are bound to elevate your daytime looks and evening wear effortlessly.
Monica Vinader, #B1-09, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, p. 6509 6568; Open 10am-10pm daily.
Best for pendant necklaces: Pandora
When in doubt, pendant necklaces are your best bet. This easy option accentuates your collarbones and draws attention to your neckline. Similar to Pandora’s popular line of charm bracelets, you can have as many pendants as you want dangling down from the chain around your neck. With a plethora of charms, you can switch up these elegant trinkets based on your outfit and occasion.
Pandora, #B2-88A, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972; Open Mon-Thu 10.30am-11pm, Fri-Sun 10.30am-11.30pm.
Best for chokers: Lovisa
For a homage to #throwback fashion, you need the ‘90s choker necklace. Chokers usually sport a shorter length, and are great for making your neck the focal point. Lovisa packs a punch when it comes to affordable chokers in a variety of styles, colours, materials and widths that are inspired by high-fashion runways, the red carpets and trending street styles. Whether it’s a simple tee or an off-the-shoulder gown, you can never go wrong with a stylish choker.
Lovisa, available at multiple locations including Wisma Atria and ION Orchard.
Best for simple, long necklaces: The Ordinary Co.
If you prefer something that sits at or below your chest, long necklaces are your best bet. This versatile necklace – single or multi-strand – can be worn in a plenty of ways and with a variety of outfits from casual, maxi dresses to a button down shirt fit for work. One such jeweller that fits the bill is The Ordinary Co. The homegrown jewellery label stocks everything from minimalist to statement long necklaces which go well with all sorts of trends.
The Ordinary Co., available online.
Best for statement necklaces: Anthropologie
Nothing catches the eye more than big, statement necklaces. From massive pendants and stones to tassels and chains, these bold and vibrant beauties will take your outfit from drab to fab in no time. Jazz your simple outfit with feminine and bohemian statement necklaces from Anthropologie. You’ve probably heard the news that this American clothing and lifestyle brand now ships to our sunny island, and we’ve been buzzin’ ever since. With an extensive collection of eye-catching accessories, it’s hard not to check out your shopping cart without any of its big bling.
Anthropologie, available online.
Best for pearl necklaces: Chomel
This timeless classic still ranks top on the list of must-have necklaces. The ultimate fashion statement, pearl necklaces are great for an extra touch of sophistication, elegance and beauty whether you’re out for a business meeting or a formal dinner. Plus, take it up a notch with a matching pair of pearl earrings. If you’re not looking to splash out on pearls, Chomel offers a collection of affordable pearl necklaces, including freshwater, shell and faux pearls.
Chomel, available at multiple locations including ION Orchard, Suntec City and VivoCity.
Best for collar necklaces: Swarovski
A collar necklace makes even the blandest outfit look good. This style of necklace has layers of bling, beads or mix materials draping down. Slightly similar to chokers at the top, collar necklaces are slightly longer and bolder, and looks super glam with crewnecks and strapless cocktail dress. For something feminine, shop a variety of blings, gems and styles at Swarovski. Plus, Atelier Swarovski’s latest collection of collar necklaces is a total must-have.
Swarovski, available at multiple locations including Raffles City Shopping Centre and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Best for bohemian-inspired necklaces: Stradivarius
One trend that has been making waves for a long time is the bohemian-inspired and tribal-inspired pieces which include necklaces made with a variety of beads, from glass to crocheted beads. These necklaces may be artisan created or designed by crafters, and are fab with casual dresses, as well as a simple top and jeans. Stradivarius offers affordable necklaces that will have you looking anything but basic at the next music festival.
Stradivarius, #01-38, 50 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 608549, p. 6734 7488; Open 10am-10pm daily.