I was Christmas shopping with my daughter yesterday at the mall and spent some time in the jewelry departments seeing what they are offering for necklaces this year.
One trendy boutique had a whole window display of just necklaces. The styles were all very big and bold...either with huge beads or with large areas of dangles. The styles were almost like a throw back to the 1980s, but with more interesting beads and stones.
Here is an example from my Carolina Collections Vintage Jewelry ebay store of a style similar to some of those with the big dangles. It's a very pretty pink rhinestone and lucite festoon type necklace with lovely pink lucite crackle beads. It's a bargain for only $16.50! You can click the picture to go to the listing page.