There are a variety of necklaces available on the market today.  When you look at your personal style are you a person who wears one necklace all the time or are you someone who has a necklace for every outfit? When you are looking to purchase a necklace it is important to take several things into consideration.  Below you will find a variety of characteristics to take into account when looking for your next perfect piece.

The Length Of The Necklace

The length of the necklace is super important.  A few inches too short, a few inches too long make a big difference in having the perfect necklace of one that just doesn’t look right.  A short necklace, otherwise known as a choker is suitable for narrow necks.  Chokers are most often worn with low cut, strapless evening wear.  If you are considering a chocker for day wear look for scoop neck shirts. To wear a chocker comfortably measure your neck and add an inch.  If you are purchasing a chocker as a gift it is important to purchase one that is adjustable for different neck sizes.

For a necklace that is to be worn every day consider one that is mid length, between seventeen and twenty four inches.  A medium length necklace that you wish to wear every day can be worn with a variety of style options from low necklines to shirts with higher necklines.

Long necklaces work well for wearers with shorter, thicker necks.  To draw attention away from a double chin a longer necklace works well. When purchasing a long necklace consider how you will wear it.  Will you be wearing it with a few other longer necklaces or doubled up?  Long necklaces turn a boring outfit form one that is simple and plain to something unbelievable.

The Type Of Chain

Metal necklace chains are the most popular on the market.   A thin, fine necklace is perfect for a delicate pendant while a chunky chain is perfect all on its own.  A chain necklace is created from multiple links fitted together.  Box chains and cable chains use identical shaped links to form a simple design.   For a unique piece find chains that use different shaped links combined such as a Figaro chain.

The Clasp Type

There are several types of clasps to choose from.  The thing to look for in a clasp is one that supports the weight of the necklace keeping it in place that can also be easily fastened and undone.  Spring rings and lobster claw clasps are the most common and simple to operate.  A barrel clasp is also commonly used on thicker necklaces.  The barrel clasp is fastened by screwing the two ends together or by pushing one part into the other.

Necklaces are a fun accessory and can be used as statement pieces. Don’t limit yourself when it comes to necklaces.  They can turn a drab outfit into something special.

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