12 Jewelry Trends for 2016: Chokers and Statement Necklaces

Make an impact without saying a word by donning a big bib necklace or a slim choker

The annual list of 12 Jewelry Trends for 2016 serves as a guideline for store purchases in the new year, highlighting pieces and materials trending now, based on the clothing, color, red carpet, and real-life influences at work in the market. Chokers and statement necklaces are the third trend on the list. Here are eight new pairs for retailers to consider stocking.

Chokers and other statement necklaces. These are a holdover from 2015, thanks to their appearance at the Oscars last February and in an abundance of spring 2016 styles—think knits, lingerie, and lightweight denim—that demand a statement piece around the collar.


Choker necklace in silver with rhodium, $196; Artistry


Statement necklace in silver with CZ, $298; Genevive


Front Collar necklace in blackened silver with seed pearls, $2,100; Karen Karch


One-of-a-kind wire neck cuff in 18k gold with 3.4 cts. t.w. boulder opal, $16,500; Kimberly McDonald


Bib necklace in 18k gold with South Sea pearls and 2.14 cts. t.w. diamonds, $35,000; Yoko London


Giardini Segreti necklace in 18k rose gold with 10.75 cts. t.w. jade, 18.72 cts. t.w. green agate, 7.16 cts. t.w. tsavorites, and 3.69 cts. t.w. diamonds, $51,250; Pasquale Bruni


Bib necklace in 18k Vanilla Gold with 18.44 cts. t.w. Paraiba tourmaline and 6.54 cts. t.w. Vanilla diamonds, $180,597; Le Vian


Bib necklace in 18k gold with 83.03 cts. t.w. rose-cut diamonds and 7 cts. t.w. round diamonds, price on request; Rahaminov

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