Sunray Statement Necklaces

Of all the styles of statement necklaces currently adorning the necks of fashion-savvy women, perhaps none is more flattering than the sunray design. Rays of metal or gemstones emanate from the portion of the necklace closest to the face and extend outward to highlight the wearer’s face as if it were the surface of the sun.

A classic rendition of sunray style is seen in a gold-plated brass necklace from NOIR Jewelry featured in the November 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Also pictured with the “crisp cobalt” theme is a blue lapis and 18k gold ring from Mimi So. Emerald shades are accented with drop earrings from Marni, a bold cuff bracelet from Nina Ricci, and an Ebel watch with a green leather strap.

A current ad for Coomi presents the designer’s debut silver collection, and features a sunray-style necklace and a set of wavy cuff bracelets.

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker appears on the cover of the November 2012 issue of Elle magazine wearing a sunray style necklace from House of Lavande with a halter-style dress from Calvin Klein Collection.

A necklace of ombre crystals in amethyst and aquamarine hues and resin from House of Lavande is featured in the November 2012 issue of Lucky, which suggests: “Wear it with a T-shirt or a party dress.… A chunky, super-glamorous crystal necklace ratchets up the style of any outfit in seconds. This very special one—from a new line by the famous vintage boutique in Palm Beach, Florida—is incredibly inspiring.”

The November 2012 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine features actress Yvonne Strahovski styled in a bright cobalt blue coat from Honor and dress from ML Monique Lhuillier, adorned with a sunray-style beaded necklace also from House of Lavande.  

The October 2012 issue of Marie Claire features a necklace of spiky sunrays from ASOS that incorporates a trio of spider-motif pendants. Also pictured are wing-shaped earrings from Made Her Think. Even the spiders seem to be drawn upward toward the face of the sun.