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The statement necklace

Givenchy’s chunky gold crosses and links, left, were quick to be picked up by the fashion crowd during Paris Fashion Week. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Balenciaga’s insta-heirloom, left, encouraged a good rummage through Mom’s jewelry box to make a full-throated statement. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Hussein Chalayan’s boulder-beads, left, and oversized silk-covered pears, a la Lanvin, on the town in Paris. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)