Did you know there is a name for the exact kind of necklace you’re wearing or want to wear? The jewelry industry is booming, and necklaces of all lengths are in vogue.
Ready to upgrade your jewelry box? Knowing the different types of necklaces is one of the best ways to stay on trend and update your look.
Choker and Collar
Both of these necklaces are short and close to or on your neck. They can range from 12 to 16 inches, with a choker fitting around the neck and the collar sitting above the collar bone. Chokers have made a big comeback in the last few years and can be seen in a wide variety of styles from cloth to bejeweled.
If you’re wearing a bold statement necklace with lots of flashy gems, it’s probably princess style.
The princess necklace sits just below the collar bone and averages about 18 inches. There may be a pendant or center focus, but this style looks like its name is often worn for formal occasions.
The following necklace styles are longer and often great for layers looks. The matinee necklace style falls around 22 inches and can work well with other necklace lengths. This style looks good with high collared clothes and can bring more attention to the bust area that would otherwise go ignored.
Opera necklaces are some of the longest styles, and are around 30 inches, falling below the bust. This is some of the best jewelry for a more layered look and can be wound around to include a choker style as well.
They will usually come as a single strand which you can choose to layer or not.
Lariat necklaces have a variety of names and you may see them called a rope or Y-necklace as well. They can go as long as 34 inches, and usually meet at a point with a long pendant falling farther down. They traditionally don’t have a clasp at the meeting point but will be tied like a rope, or have a loop for the single strand to go through and extend longer or shorter.
These necklaces can work perfectly with a plunging neckline, and also suit a layered look with a turtle neck.
You can wear a locket, chain, pendant, or statement necklace and it may fall into one of the above categories due to its length and shape. Necklaces come in shapes and styles and can be something you wear for yourself, as well as a way to express who you are to others.
Religious necklaces like a cross necklace or an Allah necklace will show your devotion and your faith. You can get necklaces with your birthstone, with your horoscope sign, and even with your name or a phrase, you relate to.
All Types of Necklaces
Not all types of necklaces work for every look, so knowing the different kinds and how they can be styled will help you and your fashion sense shine. The best jewelry is you want to wear all the time, so think about the length of necklaces you like and learn those names.
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