What is the purpose of the necklace?
Necklaces often serve ceremonial, religious, magical, or funerary purposes and are also used as symbols of wealth and status, given that they are commonly made of precious metals and stones.
What is necklace made of?
The main component of a necklace is the band, chain, or cord that wraps around the neck. These are most often rendered in precious metals such as gold (or gold plated silver), silver, and platinum. Necklaces often have additional attachments suspended or inset into the necklace itself. These attachments typically include pendants, lockets, amulets, crosses, and precious and semi-precious materials such as diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds, garnets, topazes, and sapphires.
Necklace Size Chart – Choosing the Right Necklace Length
35 cm (14 in) to 41 cm (16 in) long and sits high on the neck.
A princess necklace is 45 cm (18 in) to 50 cm (20 in) long, longer than a choker, but shorter than a matinee.
A matinee length necklace is 56 cm (22 in) to 58 cm (23 in) long — typically a single strand that rests at the top of the cleavage.
An opera necklace is 75 cm (30 in) to 90 cm (35 in) long and sits at the breastbone.
A rope necklace is any necklace longer than opera length.
A lariat is a very, 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.