Pearl necklaces are a classy piece of jewellry and having one or two necklaces in your collection is essential. There are different types of pearl necklaces and they vary both in size, shape, design and color. If you want to purchase a pearl necklace, there are some things which you need to consider while at it. We explore some of them here.
It would be useful to know the different types of pearl necklaces before buying one. There is the traditional Akoya pearl necklace, freshwater pearl necklaces as well as Black Tahitian pearls. South Sea pearls are also used to make stunning necklaces. Akoya pearls are usually cream, silver or white while South Sea pearls and Tahitians are relatively darker though you can find brightly-colored ones. Saltwater pearls are generally more expensive than freshwater pearls too.
Pearl necklaces also come in different styles. One of the most popular pearl necklace styles is the bib. The bib style consists of several pearl strands all of which vary in length. During the Victorian era, the collar style was more popular and it was made of multiple pearl strands, around eleven to twelve inches long and worn high on the neck. Princess style, on the other hand, is about five inches long and is worn lower on the neck as opposed to the collar pearl necklace.
Other styles of pearl necklaces include matinee which was usually worn during semi-formal events as it goes well with suits as well as dresses. Opera pearl necklace styles on the other hand are around thirty-five inches long and they should fall just below the bust when worn. It can be worn for both formal and non-formal events.
Choosing pearl necklaces also depends on the size and length of the necklace. Traditionally, small pearl necklaces were worn by young girls and women. Longer ones were worn by older women. However, nowadays, one can choose pearl necklaces based on their taste regardless of its length.
When choosing your pearl necklace, you should also determine the kind of outfit which will go well with it. If you have an upcoming event and you already have the outfit, it will guide you on what to pick. The pearl necklace should flatter your ensemble as well as accentuate your dress or suit. The tips provided here should make your task easy when selecting the best pearl necklaces for yourself or a friend.