Types of Necklaces

There are many different types of necklaces in our jewelry collection. Necklaces are stunning additions to any woman’s wardrobe, with trends and styles that continue to evolve to this day. Ranging from traditional pendant necklaces to long necklace chains, there’s a type of necklace that will fit your preferred style and occasion. Our jewelry guide will help you choose the right necklace by describing important attributes such as design, necklace length, and chain type. Check out our guide to necklaces.


NECKLACE GUIDE

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. How to choose necklaces? Factors to consider include style, length, metalgemstones, and, in some cases, chain type. We offer personalized necklaces and can make a custom necklace to suit your needs – find out more.

Pendant

Pendant Necklace

A pendant necklace features a small piece of jewelry suspended from a single strand or chain, usually by a small loop. A pendant ruby necklace or pendant diamond necklace are popular precious stones to use.

Pearl

Pearl Strand Necklace

A pearl necklace features a single row of matched pearls, with their size either uniform or graduated. Pearl necklaces are a classical tradition often worn by the aristocracy in society.

chain

Chain Necklace

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.

Link

Similar to chains, link necklaces are made up of connected links. However, links tend to be much larger and may feature non-metal accents.

Collar

Collar Necklace

The collar necklace is a wide necklace style that lies flat over the collar bone or base of the neck.

choker

Choker Necklace

A choker necklace is suitable for those with long, slim necks. Chokers are a type of necklace characterized for their short length that allows them to wrap closely around the neck.

Tennis

Tennis Necklace

Like a tennis bracelet, a tennis necklace featured a fixed row of matched diamond or gemstones.

Riviera

Riviera Necklace

A Rivera features a single strand of diamonds or gemstones that are graduated in size, from largest in the front center to smallest in the back.

Riviera

Bar Necklace

Bar styles are usually personalised pieces that commemorate a special event in your life like an anniversary or birthday. The bar pendant can be engraved with a personal message.


Necklace Lengths

Necklaces can be worn at different lengths to suit whatever neckline outfit you are wearing. Collar necklaces are the shortest and wear well with open collar shits. Read on to find out more.

Collar Length

Collar necklaces fit snug around the neck.

Choker Length

Choker necklace chains sit at the hollow of the neckline just above the collarbone.

Princess Length

The princess length style of necklace sits at or just below the collarbone

Rope Length

Chains any longer than opera length are known as rope necklace length.

Opera Length

Typically sits at the breastbone. Can be worn as a single or double-strand with one loner and shorter strand combined for a tiered look.

Matinee Length

Sits well below the average neckline


Types of Chains

Let’s explore the different types of chains:

Cable Chain

Cable chains are a common chain necklace style made of a series of identical oval interconnected links and they work well with pendant styles.

Omega Chain

Omega chains are made of flat metal interconnected segments. They kink and bend, making them less durable than most other types of chains and are typically worn as chokers.

Snake Chain

Snake chains are made up of a sequence of small rings or plates that are connected tightly together to form a smooth, sleek chain. These look good with pendants.

Box Chain

Box chains consist of square links connected to make a continuous smooth chain and are popular for both genders.

Flat Link Chain

Flat link chains use a round basic link chain connecting soldered flat round links.

Ball Chain

Ball chains consist of strands of beads or balls and best suit pendants.

Wheat Chain

Wheat chains consist of twisted oval links in a plait formation which gives them durability and strength. A wheat chain rose gold necklace suits many women as does yellow gold chains, especially on darker skins.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you are planning to layer your necklaces, we would suggest that you wear at least three and they should all be of different lengths and different thickness. You should always stick to one type of metal, for example, gold necklaces but you could consider a pendant if you want to add some color or variety.
There are several ways that you can store necklaces with the ideal method being to keep them in the box in which they were purchased. Alternatively, you buy a jewelry organiser, or a cheaper option would be to hang them from a key holder which could be above your dresser. Other options include hanging over teacups and or feeding them through a plastic straw.
One of the most effective ways of cleaning a silver necklace is to use white vinegar and baking soda. Leave to soak for 2-3 hours, rinse under cold water and allow to air dry. Alternatively, you could soak them in warm, soapy water for 2-3 minutes and gently scrub with a soft brush, rinse and dry with a microfiber cloth.
Start by unclasping the chain and laying it flat and straight on a solid surface such as a table. Using a ruler or tape measure, measure the chain in inches, excluding any pendant. In addition to this information, you make also want to know your own neck size, which can be measured by gently placing a tape measure around the neck. For the ideal chain length, you should then add two inches to ensure that it is comfortable.
A 14k gold necklace will weigh 20 grams. To find its value, you will need to find the daily gold price and then calculate how much 20 grams is worth on that day. You should then reduce this price by 20-30% to allow for the impurities. However, this is only the gold value; the value of the necklace may be more depending on the craftsmanship and intricacy of the necklace.
For a comfortable choker necklace, add two inches to whatever your neck measurement is. A good rule of thumb is adding around four inches to your neck measurement for a generally good fit and length for an average pendant necklace.
Popularity is not enduring, it changes with trends. Check out our classic range of necklaces.
When selecting the correct chain length for your necklace it is important to consider such features as your neck, your height, your body type and your face shape as certain lengths are best suited to certain features.
An 18 inch is a common necklace for women that sits elegantly on the collarbone.
You can go to a jeweler who will remove links for the desired length.
When selecting the correct chain length for your necklace it is important to consider such features as your neck, your height, your body type and your face shape.
This is considered an old-fashioned style with more contemporary trends mixing jewelry pieces instead.