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Inexpensive but interesting necklace ideas anyone??

(14 Posts)
polyhymnia Mon 22-Aug-11 17:53:43

Looking for a necklace to take on holiday to wear with the blue leopard version of this dress:

and with a couple of others with similar necklines and in predominantly blue colours (plus touches of white and black and, in one case, red).

Has to be a necklace - ie something which will sit in my decolleté, as it were. Can't be a long pendant (have some great ones, but they wouldn't be right with this sort of style). But can't be a short choker either!

Mustn't cost too much. I have a lovely Georg Jensen enamelled grey daisy pendant, like this
that I wear with this dress usually but don't want to take it across Europe in my suitcase, so looking for something cheaper. So not Alex Monroe either this time round.

Mustn't be gold coloured. Obvious colours seem to be silvers, blues, greys, maybe with black or white, but open to suggestions.

Mustn't be too delicate - I'm tall and strapping.

Mustn't look like cut-price Pandora (or any Pandora at all).

My tastes run to the quirky and unusual, not the classic.

Have looked in all the obvious places from Accessorise to Hobbs and no inspiration so far.

All ideas welcomed!


doglover Mon 22-Aug-11 18:09:14

The shop 'Essentials' has predominately silver jewellery with some quirky designs. Also, lots of bright splashes of colour, too. We've one in Southampton - not sure how widespread the chain is. Good luck!

zandy Mon 22-Aug-11 19:00:49

There is some lovely handmade stuff on this site.

JustAnother Mon 22-Aug-11 19:08:42

Several nice ones in this site

belgo Mon 22-Aug-11 19:10:25

Argos do quite a nice version of a daisy necklace. Might be a bit too cheap though.

GlaikitFizzog Mon 22-Aug-11 19:13:18

Quirky website here and cheap good value for money!

belgo Mon 22-Aug-11 19:13:46

I'm a bit worried about posting a link to Argos on a style and beuty thread, but why pay 140 pounds when you can get it for 25

belgo Mon 22-Aug-11 19:14:40

Sorry I misread your OP, didn't realise you already had a daisy necklace!

AutumnWitch Mon 22-Aug-11 19:50:59

I've just bought some lovely bracelets and a necklace from shared earth, a fairtrade company.

You may find something you like there if you go for quirky.

GlaikitFizzog Mon 22-Aug-11 21:00:33

I don't know what you say is inexpensive but (please don't think I'm spamming the website is genuine!) has some fab pieces all made from recycled metals. I have some fork pieces grin

polyhymnia Wed 24-Aug-11 11:10:16

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone - working all day yesterday but look forward to browsing what look like some very interesting sites which I'll wnat to note for future purchases even if I don't succeed in getting anything before I go on holiday on Sat. I love necklaces and pendants, particularly ones which are a bit different.

popcal Wed 24-Aug-11 15:56:43

Hi there are some lovely Pilgrim necklaces and bracelets at bargain prices on Amazon at the moment.

niccibabe Wed 24-Aug-11 16:17:53

folksy and etsy do handmade jewellery of all types from a couple of pounds up to hundreds...

I've bought a variety of good things from these sites - all a little bit different.

HappyAsIAm Wed 24-Aug-11 20:22:22

M&S are really good I think for costume jewellery - lots of variety and colours.

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