As you’ve noticed, the last issue of Carbon Copies was also jewelery related. There were too many pieces to fit into that post, so I decided to separate the categories into necklaces and everything else. There are plenty more examples I could have shown you, but for brevity’s sake (because I had already been working on this post for several hours), I’m only showing you some of my favorites.
I like collars and chokers. Peter Pan collars, plain oblate collars, wide statement chokers—they’re all very eye-catching, but oh-so expensive in stores! Sportsgirl is probably the worst perpetrator here—often selling $30 necklaces; quality replicas that can be found for a couple of dollars online if you’re persistent and know where to look.
5. ASOS Limited Edition Rhinestone Collar Necklace, $30.60 | eBay, $3.30
7. ASOS Metal Collar Necklace, $20 | eBay, $4
Sportsgirl, I would like to take this opportunity to wag my finger at your overpriced-ness and your horrible, inconvenient Flash website. There are no words available to express how happy I am that you never have anything worth buying in the first place that could possibly tempt me into visiting your site ever again. It is just that abysmal. All-Flash websites are so 2006, get with the program!
As always, some of these necklaces come in different colours (silver, rose gold, bronze, etc) on eBay and it’s just a quick search to figure out which one is your favorite!
With these necklaces though, they tarnish faster than the store version (sometimes the store version tarnishes just as quickly, though) so whichever location you choose to buy from, make sure you invest in a gloss spray to coat your jewelery and make it last longer. I originally did this with nail polish, but it’s tedious to do on large surfaces and the finish isn’t always even, so I bought half a litre of gloss spray and now I just give it a quick spritz outside every time I get a new piece in the mail. Easy peasy.