Jewelry, such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, anklets, etc., enhance a woman’s beauty. Not surprisingly at all, most women enjoy wearing jewelry. Necklaces in particular have been worn by women since the early beginnings of human civilization. These were not as intricate as the necklaces we see today, but they were often composed of brightly colored precious and semi-precious stones, feathers, stone beads, sterling silver necklace etc.
Necklaces today are an artistic marvel. Not only are a wide range of adornments used but the jewelry designer’s craftsmanship is noticeable as well.
If you’re wondering how to look great in beautiful necklaces, consider the following tips:
When shopping for beautiful necklaces, consider which designs you’d enjoy wearing. There are essentially nine designs in necklace-making. These are: opera, choker, collar, thread, bib, princess, matinee, plastron and multi-string necklace. Each type of design is suitable for a particular type of occasion, i.e. office, party, wedding, casual, etc.
Opera Necklace – This is a good choice if you love a little drama. Opera designs are 26 to 36 inches in length. You may wear it as a single or double strand. It is ideally worn on formal occasions.
Multi-colored String – This is a simple but elegant design consisting of multi-stringed, thin necklaces in a melange of colors. It can be worn with many types of outfits, particularly ones that are very plain and simple. You can wear a multi-colored string necklace to a brunch, beach party or even a matinee show.
Bib Necklace – This necklace design hugs your neck much like a bib. It is one of the most popular trends in jewelry today. Bib necklaces boast intricate designs and embellishments, perfect for a monochrome or simple outfit.
Thread Necklace – This is a stylish necklace design that can vary in lengths, from 14 to 20 inches. It is made using many colorful threads which are tied together in knots and fastened with silver pendants. You may wear this type of necklace with any type of casual or semi-formal outfit.
Choker – This necklace style can be as long as 16 inches and is worn near the neck, much like a turtleneck. A classic jewelry design, chokers may be worn with a wide range of clothing, from casual to semi-formal to formal. This will depend on the detailing of the choker.
Collar Necklace – Sometimes called crewnecks, this necklace design can reach up to 13 inches in length. Often made with three or more strings of pearls, collar necklaces encircle the neck. They look great with V-necks, off-the-shoulder and boat neck blouses. This stunning design is often a show-stopper.
Princess Necklace – One of the most popular necklace designs, the princess can vary in length from 17 to 19 inches. Often designed with heavy embellishments, it is often worn with formal attire at a wedding, party or social occasion.
Matinee Necklace – This necklace is often reserved for outfits with a plunging neckline. The length varies from 20 to 22 inches often ends just above the bust line. It is typically embellished with beads and stones.
Plastron Necklace – This is a boho-chic inspired necklace design that can add a bit of spice to your outfit. Due to its heavy and wide design, it will definitely draw attention.
After selecting the design of the necklace, consider which types of adornments you’d like to have in them. There are a myriad of options such as glass and wooden beads, semi precious and precious stones, silver, metal, platinum or rhodium-plated pendants, etc.
Necklaces are made using different bases but the most popular bases are silver and gold. Some necklaces may have a wire base upon which semi-precious and precious stones may be added. Other necklaces may have a wire or soft material base. It all depends on the design of the necklace.
With these tips in hand, you can select beautiful necklaces that help you look even more beautiful.
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