A short guide to the top 12 styles of necklaces. If you want to learn how to recognize the style of a necklace read here.
You think you know all the styles in which a necklace can be done? We we have identified 12 more used. There are many others, but they are quite rare. Here, then, is a brief guide to learn how to recognize the styles of a necklace.
1 Sautoir It is a French word for a very long necklace, sometime with a pendant. The sautoir necklace became fashionable in the twenties and thirties, and is often associated with the Art Deco style. You can have a single-wire or two or three. The advantage of a Sautoir necklace is that it can also be worn as a bracelet, as a decoration on the hair and even as a belt.
2 Matinée It’s long about 50 centimeters, and it is often worn with dresses that have large necklines, which are then highlighted by the matinee necklace. Also in this case the necklace can also have different lines.
3 Princess You do not have blue blood to wear a princess necklace. It is actually an average necklace, between 43 and 45 centimeters long, that you can practically wear in every occasion. It is the typical and classic necklace is accompanied better, then, to a fairly formal clothes.
4-Choker Of all the rage in the nineteenth century, these ultra short necklaces are back in fashion in the eighties and recently re-proposed. Not recommended for those with a short neck or a little large, this necklace is able to make you stand out instead a slender line. Princess Diana often she wore this kind of necklace with pearls.
5 Opera It is a variant sautoir necklace, long between 70 and 90 centimeters. As the name suggests, it has been introduced to be worn in the great evenings. Worn in a single thread, the necklace should fall below the bust line, or even to the navel.
6 Bib The name does not do justice to these necklaces that are often very decorative. Wide on the chest, must be worn with care, because their design should be carefully coordinated with the rest of the clothing. Ethnic, or with abstract motifs, with beads or crystals, these necklaces are challenging: you must be able to wear.
7 Lavaliere It’s a necklace with pendant that connects to a chain. The main pendant can be connected in turn to fringe or other pendants. It was a necklace popular in the early twentieth century, when it held sway Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco.
8 Multi wire As the name indicates, they are necklaces composed of many connected wires. It is a classic of pearls and beads necklaces.
8 Multi filo Come indica il nome, sono collane composte da tanti fili collegati. È un classico delle collane di perle e perline.
9 Pendant A pendant at the end of the necklace can be a trivial expedient to enrich a simple chain or a fine jewelry masterpiece. In short, medallions and large pendants should be carefully chosen so as not to attract the gaze on something that is trivial. The advantage is that the pendants can often be personalized with dates, initials, dedications.
10 Riviére It is called this a necklace made up of one or two lines of precious or semi-precious stones. The stones have a different size: the largest in the front part of the necklace, smaller in that embracing the neck.
11 Collar It is not a chocker, but a very thin circular necklace exactly surrounds the base of the neck. Very short, it can also be worn on a shirt or a summer dress without a collar.
12 Rope Indicates a necklace with twisted wires, up to dial a single volume, like a thick rope.