Have you ever sat and really thought about what items you have in your jewellery box and where or what they may have originally came from? Take necklaces for example, they have been around for thousands of years, when they were originally made from basic materials like stones and shells and then evolving over time with the discovery of gold, silver and other metals that are used today.In today’s jewellery industry you will see a lot of different and unusual stones and crystals used to make an item of jewellery look special and stand, like birthstones, onyx, mother of pearl and an all time favourite of mine Swarovski crystal. Women love jewellery and one of the best items in a jewellery box without a question has to be the necklace; it is so versatile and can really make a difference to a person’s look. Necklaces are a really great item for giving your outfit the wow factor. Whether its day, evening or a special occasion a necklace is an accessory you shouldn’t be without. Necklaces come in so many styles, colours and sizes these days and you can take two or three necklaces and put them with various outfits making each one of your outfits look unique.When buying a new necklace, whether you are buying for yourself or for someone else you should really sit and think about what style of clothing the necklace will be worn with so you can determine whether you should go for elegance or a nice everyday accessory. There are some really nice necklaces made with Swarovski crystals that can really make an outfit sparkle and shine for that evening out. Equally there are some gorgeous beaded charm style necklaces that can be worn in the day or evening to add a bit of glam to the occasion.Compared to gold silver has been seen over the years as the cheaper option but in more recent years women have often favoured silver necklaces over gold as they have found that it can look more elegant with certain outfits with its sparkle and shining effect and is great when shopping on a budget whether for themselves or for shopping for a gift for a loved one. You can get a whole range of silver necklaces both online and in the high street at competitive prices and good value for money so it is always best to look around and see what is on offer and make that big choice gold or silver.