My 'killer' necklace: how to glam up your outfits with light travel jewellery
I recently wrote about traveling with a 'killer' necklace. One of my friends asked me to elaborate on that - so here goes!
I travel lightly and plainly, but I do like to look a bit glamorous in the evening. Wearing a 'killer' or striking necklace usually 'lifts' a plain t-shirt or blouse. But what to take? I'd hate to travel with expensive jewellery - only to have it stolen or lost. So when I recently found a light, rubbery - but striking - necklace, I've made it my de rigeur piece of jewellery.
This necklace is a perfect travel piece: it's light, flexible and easy to fold and pack. I was lucky to find the necklace in Melbourne at The Lounge Label. Coincidentally, The Lounge Label also carries a good range of easy to fold, practical tunics and pants. I travel with and wear their Tanga Pant all the time. Check these out in the photo above, paired with their Laguna Tunic - a perfect lightweight and practical travel set for an evening out in Montenegro.
Now that I'd found my own 'killer' necklace, I thought about other necklaces that might work. I particularly like the Elk range of products and I specifically love their Frosted Sphere Necklace.
I want to thank Elk sincerely for their quick and helpful response to my email asking them how much the Frosted Sphere Necklace weighs:
Thanks so much for your email and how lovely of you to think of including Elk in your wonderful travel blog!
All of our necklaces vary in weight slightly depending on the size and style, that particular necklace weighs 70g and I would stay is quite mid-range for our jewellery.
So the weight is perfect for light travel!
While I personally don't have that necklace, I did recently buy another item from Elk as a gift for a relative - and look how beautifully packaged that was:
There's nothing better than seeing products worn. I was delighted to bump into my former colleague, Kathryn - at the National Library of Australia - showing off her Dogstar necklace - another candidate for a 'killer' travel piece.
I hope these few examples of 'killer' necklaces give you a better idea of what I mean: striking and glamorous enough to make you feel like a million dollars on a night out on the town. And practical and light enough to throw into your carry on bag.
If you have ideas or examples for other 'killer' necklaces, send me photos or descriptions and I'll add them to the Planepack list of travel products.