20 Bold Pieces of Personalized Statement Jewelry That Are Way More Inspiring Than A Name Necklace

I want a unique statement necklace. And not the chunky kind. I want the kind I'd wear every day because it says something personal about me, and after a while I don't even feel like myself without it. That's what I want.

Now that the "Carrie" script gold chain has had its day, it's time to find an updated, personalized accessory to take its place. Here are 20 different ways to make our own statement with jewelry.

by Elizabeth Daleske

You're in a sorority

I love the daintiness of these pennant chains with sorority letters.

Sorority necklace, $37,

You love your dog

Keep your best friend with you at all times.

Labrador necklace (other breeds available), $30,

You're a geek at heart

Or a geek lover. Either way, this glossy circuit board stands alone as a graphic piece.

Circuit board heart necklace, $32,

You're a fashion designer

This slightly abstract take on a dress pattern would be a great little conversation starter.

Dress pattern necklace, $16.40,

You're an artist

You like to get your hands dirty and create.

Paint palette necklace, $41,

You're a traveler

This two-charm necklace travels the globe and comes back home again.

Home & compass necklace, $28,

You love books

These tiny Penguin cover earrings are too funny.

Penguin Classic earrings, $19.79,

You're a photographer

I’m a sucker for a black-and-white retro graphic.

Camera pendant, $22,

You love graphic novels

An image of a strong woman in a stereotypically guy’s world.

Graphic charm pendant, $15,

You love your cat

This takes me back to the ceramic animals I collected as a child.

Ceramic cat necklace, $38,

You love music

This musical ring would be pretty stacked with a couple of silver bands.

Musical note ring, $22,

You love your home state

There’s no place like home.

California necklace (other states available), $16,

You're a stargazer

Maybe an astronomer, maybe a dreamer.

Starburst pendant, $18,

You love movies

Making them, watching them, quoting from them.

Film strip earrings, $32,

You're a designer

The language of color speaks to you.

Pantone color pendant, $40,

You're a cook

Your creativity comes out in the kitchen.

Vintage cookbook bracelet, $65,

You're a nature lover

Flowers always catch your eye.

Flower ring, $45,

You're a writer

A little bit elementary school, a little bit cool.

Pencil necklace, $20.62,

You're a vegetarian

Declare your animal loyalty.

Vegetarian necklace, $29,

You love peace

Think of the karma if absolutely everyone wore a peace symbol.

Stacking rings with peace charm, $35,