Types of Necklaces
Ranging from elegant diamond necklaces to thin dainty necklaces with pendants, necklaces can be ideal for everyday wear or reserved for special occasions depending on their style. A solitaire pendant featuring a favorite gemstone in her favorite color makes an ideal gift for a loved one. But how do you choose the right necklaces? There are several factors to consider include style, length, metal, gemstones, and chain type. We offer personalized necklaces and can make a custom necklace to suit your needs.
Find out more about the various styles before buying a necklace to be sure you get exactly what you want.
A pendant necklace features a small piece of jewelry suspended from a single strand or chain, usually by a small loop. A ruby pendant or diamond pendant are popular choices for pendant necklaces. The chain can range from simple gold chains to thicker interwoven necklace strands for chunkier pendants. A pendant necklace can be a stunning simple accent or can be a funky accessory featuring several different pendants at the same time.
A pearl necklace is always a classic and timeless choice. Pearl necklaces feature a single row of matched pearls, either uniform in size or graduated. Pearl necklaces are a classical tradition often worn by the aristocracy in society. They are the perfect match for a little black dress or a nice accent for office wear.
A chain necklace is a necklace consisting of 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. This can be a diamond necklace, a chain necklace, or a link 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. These types of necklaces are a great accent to high collared tops and dresses.
Like a tennis bracelet, a tennis necklace is a diamond necklace featuring a fixed row of matched diamonds or gemstones. This is the most common choice among the various diamond necklaces.
A Rivera features a diamond necklace style that 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 personalized pieces that commemorate a special event in your life like an anniversary or birthday. The bar pendant can be engraved with a personal message like an inspirational quote or a special date.
Necklaces come in a wide variety of styles and several of those styles come in different lengths too. 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 while longer necklaces are a beautiful accent to turtlenecks and high-collar dresses. Read on to find out more.
Collar necklaces fit snug around the neck.
The princess length style of necklace sits at or just below the collarbone and is a good basic length for an elegant tennis diamond necklace
Choker necklace chains sit at the hollow of the neckline just above the collarbone.
Chains any longer than opera length are known as rope necklace length.
Typically the opera-length necklace 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 necklaces sit well below the average neckline
Types of Chains
Similar to various styles and lengths, necklaces can also come in a wide variety of chains as well. 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 pendants.
Omega chains are made of flat metal interconnected segments. These segments 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 alone in bright polished gold and with pendants.
Flat Link Chain
Flat link chains use a basic round link chain connecting soldered flat round links.
Box chains consist of square links connected to make a continuous smooth chain and are popular for both genders.
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 skin tones.