Although we find variety of jewelry items made from pearls, the most popular are perhaps the pearl necklaces. Depending on their lengths and designs they have been given unique names. Mostly, we find that length is the only consideration when we refer to necklaces but in the case of pearls it is not so. Pearl necklaces are not defined merely by their physical measurement; rather strings of pearls have their own set of names that characterize the pearls based on where they hang when worn around the neck. Popular types of pearl necklaces and their names are:
A collar will sit directly against the throat and not hang down the neck at all; they are often made up of multiple strands of pearls.
Pearl chokers nestle just at the base of the neck. They are universal in their appeal. It suits almost any dress and any neckline. Pearl chokers are a must-have item on every woman’s list who loves to wear jewelry.
The size called a princess comes down to or just below the collarbone. This is also an all time favorite. The size, shape and color of the pearls can define its use either as casual wear or for a special occasion.
A matinee of pearls falls just above the breasts. This too like the princess can be very versatile and usually goes with most outfits.
An opera will be long enough to reach the breastbone or sternum of the wearer and can be matched with a lot many outfits.
A pearl rope is even longer; actually it is any length that falls down further than an opera. The most interesting part of a pearl rope is that it can be doubled up and used as a double strand necklace.
Apart from this one may find several variations. Classification may be done on some other grounds as well. Most commonly a simple necklace will consist of same sized pearls. Such necklaces are called uniform.
Also we have designs in which the pearls are arranged in size from large in the centre to smaller at the ends. These are called graduated. These look exquisite and are unmatched in their beauty.
Also we have the tin cup, where pearls are generally the same size, but separated by lengths of chain. These necklaces have a unique and a classic look.
Pearls necklaces may be of a single strand, double strand or multi strands. Each has their own classic look. In any case, whatever be the classification each design has its own charm and is a possession that has everlasting beauty.