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, metal, gemstones, and, in some cases, chain type. We offer personalized necklaces and can make a custom necklace to suit your needs – find out more.
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 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.
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 them to wrap closely around the neck.
Like a tennis bracelet, a tennis necklace featured a fixed row of matched diamond or gemstones.
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.
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.
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 necklaces fit snug around the neck.
Choker necklace chains sit at the hollow of the neckline just above the collarbone.
The princess length style of necklace sits at or just below the collarbone
Chains any longer than opera length are known as rope necklace 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.
Sits well below the average neckline
Types of Chains
Let’s explore the different types of chains:
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 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 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 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 chains consist of strands of beads or balls and best suit pendants.
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.