Well, we all know women love jewelry and it is perhaps their inner passion to wear gorgeous piece of jewelry. Among many other choices, pearl necklace is the preferred choice of many women because of its natural lustrous appeal.
When it comes to pearl necklace, usually its a white color pearl necklace. White color pearl necklaces are classic, traditional and generally designed with round shape pearls. Pearls come in other natural colors too, like gray, black, golden, light green etc. However, pearls can be colored-dyed, as per fashion demands, in lavender, pink, peach, gold, black and blue as well. But natural original color pearl necklaces are always preferred and command higher prices. A typical pearl necklace is hand knotted with about 40 pearl beads.
Pearl necklaces are not restricted to round shape pearls only and other shapes like tear drop, pear, potato, coin and irregular baroque shape pearls are equally popular among women and commonly used by jewelers and designers alike.
When it comes to pearl size the most popular sizes are between 6mm to 8.5mm. Small sizes are very common among younger girls and larger sizes are preferred choice of many women.
Besides pearls shape and size, the length of any pearl necklace is very important and paramount:
Pearl Collar ~ 12 to 13 inches
These lengths are normally made up to 3 strands to snugly fit high around the neck. They were very popular during Victorian era and are now again in fashion.
Pearl Choker ~ 14 to 16 inches
They are similar to collar but hang little lower on the neck. They look very fine both for casual and formal eveningwear.
Princess Necklace ~ 17 to 19 inches
A very classic and versatile length indeed. This style length is neither short nor long and is preferred choice of many women.
Matinee Necklace ~ 20 to 25 inches
They are good for casual, business or semi-occasions attire and are very traditional. The extra length of matinee necklace gives the appeal of luxury and sophistication.
Opera Necklace ~ 26 to 36 inches
They fall below the bust line, good for formal evening occasions and go very well with evening dresses. Best is they can also be worn as double strand too. Woman has the luxury of choosing her own style.
Pearl Rope ~ 37 inches or longer. Women have many options. These can be doubled or knotted to suit ones style. Some of the rope type pearl necklaces come with multiple clasps hence can be made into shorter strands. They can also be slung over the shoulder to give a sexy and stylish look and are back in high fashion again.