Lengths of Pearl Necklaces

May 20, 2015 by Melissa

Pearl Collar ~ 12” – 13”

Pearl collar necklaces are 12-inches to 13-inches in length. Usually, they’re comprised of 3 strands or more and snugly lie on the neck’s middle. Pearl collar necklaces are the perfect complement to V-neck, boat neck, or off-the-shoulder fashion attire.

Pearl Choker ~ 14” – 16”

Pearl chokers are 14 – 16 inches in length. This versatile and classic piece is suitable with all things from formal eveningwear to casual, and will complement almost all necklines. The ideal length to add in subtle elegance to your work office day coupled with a buttoned-down blouse, but just as stylish alongside a cocktail dress.

Princess Necklace ~ 17” – 19”

Princess necklaces are 17-inches to 19-inches long. The most typical pearl necklace length, they’re appropriate for wear with high and crew necklines. Also, it complements plunging, low necklines. Because 18-inches is thought to be the classic length for a pearl necklace. It’s a great option if you aren’t sure what strand length is most suitable.

Opera Necklace ~ 26” – 36”

Opera length necklaces are 26-inches to 36-inches in length and provides multiple appealing choices. It may be worn as one strand with a high necklace or doubled in order to create a stylish two strand choker. It may be knotted at your neckline or right above your bust to develop a fashionable vintage appearance which is increasing in popularity as a contemporary trend. Opera length necklaces traditionally are worn with evening attire, though using pearls to accessorize more casual wear has become a cutting-edge, fresh fashion statement.

Pearl Rope ~ 37”+

Pearl ropes are 37-inches or above. The luxurious length may be both sexy and elegant. It may be made with multiple clasps, allowing it to be broken down within various bracelet and necklace combinations, or doubled or tripled in order to create an amazing multi-strand choker. The versatile length also may be tied into a knot for a modern, charming appearance reminiscent of the height of ‘20s flapper style. An extremely popular method of wearing pearls, ropes also may be knotted then slung over your shoulder to accentuate the look of a backless gown.20