This or That: Choosing the Right Necklace

There are so many different kinds of necklaces in the market, it can get pretty daunting. You can choose from all kinds of lengths and sizes. But, you don’t want to grab anything just to complete a look - you want to grab one with some zazzle. How do you find exactly what you’re looking for?

Here are some tips to consider on how to pick a necklace that would complete your look.

Length. Necklaces and pendant chains come in different lengths. The most common ones are: the Choker which is 16 inches and placed tight against the base of the throat, the Princess at 18 inches and placed on the collarbone and the Matinee at 20 -24 inches which is between the collarbone and the chest. Familiarising yourself with the different lengths available allows you determine what would be most suitable for the occasion and which complements your look the best

Size. There are many different pendants and necklaces available, so you'll want to find one that complements both. Make sure your necklace doesn't alter the pendant's size. It should be a perfect match. For most lightweight pendants, a good starting point is 9mm - 15mm. Getting the right size of your necklace and pendant will bring out the best from your jewelry.  

Neckline.  Knowing which lengths work for which necklines is a great way to up your game. The choker works with off-shoulder, strapless and boat necklines. The most common one which is Princess or standard is quite versatile as this works well with most outfits. Lastly, Matinee works well over collared shirts and higher necklines.

There are a number of things to consider when choosing the right necklace, but the key is to choose one that fits your personal style and complements the rest of your look. Our guide is here to help you but don't forget that there's nothing like getting in front of a mirror to check out if the look you want to pull off works.


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