Want a necklace that is classic, understated, and never goes out of style? Buy a long strand gemstone necklace in a neutral color (black, crystal, or navy). Just like a white button up or a little black dress, long necklaces are a staple piece to a wardrobe. They can be worn in a variety of ways, and can be styled both dressy or casual. Neutral colored stones compliment most color schemes, and gemstones give weight to the necklace which gives the necklace an extra level of sophistication.
I made this necklace with Iolite gemstones and wire wrapped them with gold filled wire. I used gold wire because I loved the contrast against the greyish blue stones, and I picked the Iolite beads because I loved the unique shape and how the faceted edges picked up the light.
I get compliments every time I wear this necklace. I strongly suggest adding a long gemstone necklace to your wardrobe. You'll see how much it can enhance an outfit.
Till next time...