A necklace is an article of jewelry which is worn around the neck. Necklaces are frequently formed from a metal jewelry chain . Others
are woven or manufactured from cloth using string or twine. Common features of necklaces include colorful stones (particularly gemstones or jewels), wood
(usually carved or polished ), art glass , feathers, shells , beads or corals - a wide variety of other adornments have also been used. If a necklace
includes a primary hanging feature, it is called a pendant ; if the pendant is itself a small container, it is called a locket.
Necklaces are often classified by length or adornment.
Choker: 35 centimeters (14
in) to 41 centimeters (16
in) long and sits high on the neck.
Princess necklace: A princess necklace is 45 centimeters (18
in) to 50 centimeters (20
Matinee necklace: A matinee length necklace is 56 centimeters (22
in) to 58 centimeters (23
in) long. Usually a single strand that rests at the top of the cleavage.
Opera necklace: An opera necklace is 75 centimeters (30
in) to 90 centimeters (35
in) long and sits at the breastbone.
Rope necklace: A rope necklace is any necklace longer than 90 centimeters (35
Lariat necklace: A lariat is a very long variation on the rope, without a clasp, often worn draped multiple times around the neck; the
ends can be crossed over, looped, or knotted in various ways. This type of necklace sometimes incorporates a loop at one or both ends to allow it to be
worn in the style of a lasso, or it may be worn doubled over with the ends passed through the loop formed in the middle.
By adornment type
Cross necklace: A necklace featuring a cross.
Diamond necklace: A diamond necklace is a necklace that incorporates diamonds - often given as gifts.
Pearl necklace: Pearl necklaces are popular among women. There are two specific named kinds of pearl necklaces - a uniform pearl
necklace consists of pearls that appear to be all the same size, although normally there is a slight difference towards the ends so they appear to be
in proportion. A bib necklace is made of multiple strands of stepped pearls. Many other variations also exist.
Tooth pendant necklace:
Some men's necklaces (and a few women's) attach an animal tooth as the pendant portion. A particularly popular variant is a leather string necklace
with a shark tooth attached. With increasing animal conservation consciousness, these types are less sought out.
Prayer bead necklace: A long, beaded necklace typically in the form of a wide lasso, usually with a religious symbol at the end of the
lasso. The beads can be made of simple wood, metal, gems or even plastic, with each bead representing a prayer or chant for the wearer to recite. The
different sizes and/or colors of the beads typically represent which prayer is to be recited when that bead is reached.
Rivière Necklace: A rivière necklace is a style of necklace featuring a single strand of gemstones of the same general size and cut.
When an outfit feels bare or not quite complete, necklaces are a key to rounding out your look. Whether it’s chunky, oversized styles or thin, subtle
ones you want, you’ll find an incredible range of neck accessories at VirtualSokoni. From charms and gemstones to diamonds and pendants, there’s something
for every fashion sense.
If you’re searching for a refined look, find a necklace with a sparkling cache of gemstones and diamond accents. For fine jewelry
that is more subdued, pearls or sterling silver chains maintain a level of class without being overly ostentatious. Pendants are also a great way to
make an elegant fashion statement, often featuring religious, inspirational, sport or seasonal motifs.
For your fashion jewelry collection, there are
necklaces with fun features like beads, glitter, glass and acrylic to enhance your casual wear. Tiered beads and textured tones pair well with pants
and shirts, while jade. hematite, agate, moonstone and turquoise go well with maxi dresses and pencil skirts.
Gemstones, such as topaz, sapphire and
ruby, pair well with both gold and silver chains, so you can mix and match. VirtualSokoni has an amazing variety of necklaces along with a large selection
of other fine jewelry and fashion jewelry.