A stylish addition to almost any look — an ornament for a woman’s neck and décolletage. It gives charm and elegance to any look. This product is a great gift for any holiday. But in order to choose it correctly, you need to know the correct name of this or that neck ornament.
Why is it necessary to consider not only the names of neck jewelry, but also their purpose when choosing?
Manufacturers distinguish between types of neck jewelry based on various criteria. Most often, they are divided by length, execution technique or raw material from which they are made. Depending on the length, these accessories have their own name. This helps to choose them according to the occasion of their wearing and the style of clothing. We will tell you more about each type of women’s neck jewelry later. After all, properly selected accessories can clearly emphasize not only the beauty of its owner, but also her outfit. However, it is not enough to know the name of a specific model of neck jewelry, you need to consider its purpose and reason for wearing.
This category up to 30 cm long includes such types of women’s and men’s neck jewelry as:
- gold and silver chain with a pendant;
- a braided necklace decorated with precious stones or cubic zirconia. It forms a single whole with other accessories;
- pearl thread
Despite its small length — up to 35 cm, it is a proven classic that is ideal for large events and parties. It is designed for slender people with a long neck, emphasizes the slender oval of the face and is perfectly combined with a wide neckline and a dress with open shoulders. It is not suitable for women with a short and wide neck, because it visually shortens it.
In most cases, the necklace is complemented with pearls or precious stones. It can be worn on its own, worn strictly without accessories or in a jewelry set consisting of a ring, earrings and bracelets with the same elements.
This is a fashion trend of the 90s, which recently returned to global trends. The length of the choker is from 36 to 41 cm. It should fit freely around the neck.
Such accessories are for women with a thin neck and sharp facial features. They are suitable for any occasion and go well with any outfit, except for the turtleneck, which completely covers the neck and neckline. A choker, decorated with a single stone, pendant or medallion, looks best with a delicate semicircular cut.
This is the most popular type of necklace and the most famous name for women’s neck jewelry. Since its length is 43–55 cm, it suits every woman, regardless of her age, features of the figure, posture and neck size. Princess necklaces use different types of pendants on the neck, which perfectly emphasize any neckline. This elegant and classic length is suitable for any occasion. It does not draw too much attention to the neckline or the neck, but beautifies the image.
The princess looks beautiful with a sweater with a V‑neck or with an unbuttoned blouse-shirt. If there are precious stones in the decoration of this product, it will become a bright addition to any evening or formal outfit.
This is a necklace designed specifically to draw attention to a woman’s bust. Translated from French, the name of this neck decoration means “holiday”. Its length varies from 50 to 60 cm. Due to this, it gracefully lies on the neckline and ends at the level of the upper bust line. It looks best when this cut is very deep. Against this background, it is impossible not to notice Matyn, but together with the pattern and lace it merges.
This is the name of a chic long necklace (75–90 cm), falling below the bust. Its name suggests that the length is elegant and perfect for appropriate occasions. It is traditionally worn with a long evening dress with a plunging neckline. It is especially suitable for women with large breasts and a round face. Despite the fact that it falls below the lower bust line, it emphasizes it perfectly.
The longest of all options is more than 120 cm. Coco Chanel’s favorite type of jewelry. She wore it in different ways — she wrapped it around her neck three times or tied it with knots or braids. Depending on the execution, it corresponds to the glamor, boho or casual style.
The main advantage of the lauriat is that it is ideal for any figure and age. Shorter cords are brought to the navel line, the longest ones can be braided several times around the neck. Such a necklace should be in every woman’s wardrobe. It makes it possible to emphasize the merits of the figure and hide the flaws
This is the name not only for pendants with a stone in the frame, but also for neck chains. They are available in any length and design. They can be single- and multi-row.
They fasten on a loop or a tie. One of the popular types of pendants is a medallion. Maybe you want a photo of a loved one. In the same category, designers put a set of two necklaces with double pendants in the shape of a heart, which can be worn by two loved ones to emphasize their feelings and affection for each other.
Such jewelry looks simple, elegant and is very easy to personalize, which makes them an excellent gift.
This is the name of a necklace in the form of a string of stones or chains with a massive pendant, a tassel or a single removable pendant, sautior is translated from French as a rope
This accessory looks very decorative and impressive. It can be wrapped around the neck, worn as a shorter necklace and even as a bracelet. One of the most famous necklaces of this type is the soutoire of the French Queen Mary. The Romanian monarch wore a similar beautiful necklace decorated with a deep sapphire.
This type of necklace is usually a Lariat or Opera necklace length. Most often, it is made of natural beads or pearls.
10. Multi-row or multi-string necklace
These are garlands, decorated with a cascade of chains that fall, forming an intricate pattern. These are usually short necklaces with a richly decorated central element. They are often found in both Victorian and Art Nouveau styles. These are several strands of chains with stones or pearls connected by one clasp. Most often, it corresponds to the length of a choker or princess.
11. Graduated necklaces
Women’s neck jewelry made of stones of both large and small sizes is called graduated. The closer to the fastener, the smaller the stones. The largest ornament or pendant is in the middle of the necklace.
12. necklace festoons
Festoons is a luxurious, spectacular neck pendant with a structure consisting of a main circle with necklace-sized ornaments and smaller, connected chains. This accessory is best suited to an off-the-shoulder evening dress
A word that has many different meanings. In the context of jewelry, this is the name given to a massive neck bracelet made of a large stone or metal plate. Lighter options are made from wood or acrylic.
This large element is often surrounded by smaller decorations. The most common models of plastrons are made in the soutache technique. Such a necklace is a loud accessory that looks good in any situation, but then the neck and shoulders should be exposed.
An ornament on the neck, which consists of only one type of precious stone. Each stone is in a separate setting.
15. Never mind
This is the old name for a thin chain around the neck with several asymmetrical pendants in the shape of a drop or fringe, which looks like a pendant. Initially, pendants were made of precious materials, but today they can be both thin metal elements and large wooden and plastic beads.
Necklaces of this type fit tightly to the body. They are short and massive. Often the front part of the structure consists of a large piece of metal tied with a chain. Such accessories are perfect for dresses and shirts with a classic collar or for outfits with open shoulders.
This is a short, massive and heavy accessory consisting of several strands of beads, which are twisted and connected by a single clasp. It looks good on ladies with large breasts. Beautifully fitting the neck, it emphasizes the décolleté area. Since this option is not for everyone, in Italy a more gentle version of it was invented — bayadare. It contains threads of very small beads, which, twisting together, form a more voluminous structure.
This is a flat necklace 30–35 cm long, which fits tightly around the neck, like a collar or a tight collar.
A thread or chain that fastens in front. Its main element is a fastener. Most often, it is made of the largest stone.
Like a choker, this necklace fits snugly around the neck, with a band adorned with stones hanging down the center of the chest.
Ancient necklaces consisting of several laces or chains, on which 2–3 corals, 6–12 coins, pearls, amber and other stones are strung in a certain order. The larger the stones and the more expensive the coins, the richer the owner was considered.
When choosing jewelry for the neck in our catalog, you should be guided by the proportions of your body. The larger the silhouette, the more expressive the accessory should be. Long necklaces make the upper part of the body slimmer, drawing attention to the lower part of the body. Small ones can get lost against the background of bright clothes, and horizontal stripes visually expand the figure.
You can find data and other neck jewelry on the store pages Silvers.