Diamond necklaces can add sparkle and sophistication to any outfit. Whether you’re looking for something subtle to pair with a casual outfit or you’re on the hunt for a dazzling statement piece, we have you covered. At AC Silver, we offer a wide range of vintage and antique diamond necklaces, and we’re here to offer a helping hand when it comes to styling them.

Read on to find out more about what to wear with a diamond necklace, how to style diamond necklaces for casual looks, and more.

How to Style Diamond Necklaces
diamond platinum necklace antique circa 1920

What to Wear With a Diamond Necklace?

What you wear with a diamond necklace depends on a number of factors. What occasion are you dressing for? What kind of diamond necklace do you have in mind? And are you planning on wearing other jewellery pieces?

If you’re dressing for a special occasion and you want your diamond necklace to be the star of the show, keep your outfit sleek and simple. A black cocktail dress, for instance, would work wonderfully with a statement antique necklace such as this stunning 1920s platinum example.

Black clothes will complement your diamond necklace perfectly, as the sparkle will stand out particularly well against a plain black background. What’s more, if your necklace has a complex design, remember to keep the rest of your outfit simple. The more elaborate your jewellery is, the more subtle the rest of your outfit should be.

When it comes to pairing your diamond necklace with other jewellery pieces, the previous rule also applies. If your necklace is particularly show-stopping, allow it to be the centre of attention and try not to overdo the look by piling on other jewellery pieces. If you’re planning on wearing a diamond necklace with a simpler design, however, try pairing it with some equally subtle diamond stud earrings, or evening diamond drop earrings if you want to add a bit of extra sparkle.

Can a Diamond Necklace Be Worn Every Day?

As well as being an expert at styling your diamond necklace for formal occasions, it’s also handy to know how to wear a diamond necklace casually. Of course, whether you can get away with a jewellery piece for a less formal occasion all depends on the piece itself. For example, an elaborate collarette might be a bit too much for regular daily wear, but a simpler diamond drop necklace (such as this beautiful 1910s piece) could easily be styled more casually. Again, if you’re choosing to wear diamond jewellery, stick to the ‘less is more’ rule when it comes to the rest of your outfit. A diamond drop necklace would pair wonderfully with a cashmere sweater or a simple T-shirt, for example.

What Should I look For In a Diamond Necklace?

When it comes to choosing the perfect diamond necklace, there are so many options out there! The best way to choose the best piece for you is to stay true to your own personal style and find a diamond necklace that complements it. If you prefer to be dressed fairly casually and are looking for an everyday necklace, go for a simple drop necklace, a solitaire necklace, or a tennis necklace. If you’re looking for a piece specifically for a special occasion, and you adore stand-out jewellery pieces, a show-stopping antique Victorian or Art Deco diamond necklace would be perfect. Looking for something even more eye-catching? Then don’t rule out other gemstones. Pearl necklaces, for example, work wonderfully for formal occasions.

With so many options to choose from, sticking to your style and finding a piece that makes you feel fabulous are the most important factors to think about. Browse our full range of antique necklaces and pendants today to find the piece you’ve been dreaming of!

Written by

Delilah Kealy-Roberts

Delilah joined the AC Silver team as a Sales & Digital Assistant in 2017 after completing her degree in English Literature at Leeds University. Delilah possesses a passion for jewellery and antiquities combined with an interest in blogging and social media.