Necklaces are a great way to accentuate your features and bring out the glow of your skin. Nowadays, there are many kinds of necklaces you can choose from meaning that you may have a difficult time in deciding what kind of necklace you like best. Necklaces can usually be differentiated according to their lengths and widths. For example, the choker is the shortest necklace at fourteen to sixteen inches long, it is followed by the princess necklace which is eighteen inches long. Meanwhile, still another type of necklace is the matinee necklace which is at twenty two to twenty three inches long; this type of necklace is usually above the cleavage area. The last type of necklace is the longest one, the opera necklace; this type of necklace is below the cleavage and is placed at the breastbone.
Necklaces have been popular since ancient civilizations; you have probably already encountered the image of Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen, wearing different kinds of jewelry. But in fact, necklaces have been used even before that time because there are some discoveries that suggest that necklaces were used even during the time when the Israelis evacuated Egypt. Also note that from the painting of Thebes, necklaces have been used by people in that era. Both men and women from the ancient civilizations used necklaces whether as a sign of their religion or for cultural purposes.
Right now, necklaces are still being used by both men and women but it is no longer for any religious or cultural purpose; rather, necklaces are being used more as a fashion accessory to be trendy and stylish. In line with this, manufacturers of necklaces have come up with all sorts of designs to suit their varied clientele. For example, one necklace can be made from diamonds and gold while another can be made by simple stainless steel. Meanwhile, pearl necklaces are especially popular to corporate users because it provides a sophisticated and chic appeal that is especially suited for the workplace. However, the pearl necklace can also be worn for gala events and concerts so the flexibility of this necklace is countless. But, whatever material the necklace is made from, it is sure to be appreciated by its wearer.
Precious gems can also be placed in a necklace setting to give a sense of luxury and elegance to the user. The gems can come in all shapes and sizes and the necklace will give the background it needs to make things even more beautiful. On the other hand, fashionable and individual style choices should not be left out in selecting beautiful necklaces; there are bead necklaces, pearl necklaces, and even fake necklaces to suit a multitude of moods. There is no limit to the innovations being made to the once traditional necklace. It is really no wonder then that aside from the ring, the necklace is the most preferred type of jewelry being given to your special someone when an occasion arises.