Ranging from dainty pendants to diamond strands, necklaces can be ideal for everyday wear or reserved for special occasions. A solitaire pendant featuring a gemstone of her favorite color makes an ideal gift. Factors to consider when choosing a necklace include: style, length, metal, gemstones, and, in some cases, chain type.
A pendant necklace features a small piece of jewelry suspended from a single strand or chain, usually by a small loop.
Pearl Strand Necklace
A pearl strand features a single row of matched pearls, with their size either a uniform or graduated.
A chain necklace is formed from a series of connected metal links. Fine metal chains come in a variety of styles and widths. Perfect on their own or with a pendant, a chain necklace can come in different metals and necklace lengths.
Similar to chains, link necklaces are made up of connected links. However, links tend to be much larger and may feature non-metal accents.
The collar necklace is a wide necklace style that lies flat over the collar bone or base of the neck.
A choker necklace is suitable for those with long, slim necks. Chokers are a type of necklace characterized for their short length that allows themselves to wrap closely around the neck.
Like a tennis bracelet, a tennis necklace featured a fixed row of matched diamond or gemstones.
A riviera necklace features a single strand of diamonds or gemstones that are graduated in size, from largest in the front center to smallest in the back.