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Choosing pearl length of a necklace

Traditionally, different pearl necklace lengths and sizes have been ascribed to particular age groups and attires. But the versatility of a pearl strand should not be limited by such rules, and should ultimately reflect the wearer's personal taste. Below you will find popular lengths and sizes of pearl strands, along with some of their more traditional guidelines for how to wear pearls.

Pearl Collar
colliers ras du cou


A Pearl Collar is between 13 and 15 inches long, this is typical Victorian Look, loved by Princess Diana, can be made up of two or three pearl strands, that and lie snugly on the middle of the neck. This lenght is suitable for V-neck or boat-neck, or off-the-shoulder fashions.


Choker
collier de 40 cm choker


A pearl Chokerabout 15-16 inches long, is appropriate with everything from casual to formal eveningwear. It's perfect for any work-day paired with a button-down shirt.


Princess
Collier de 45 cm de longueur princesse


The Princess necklace length, about 18 Inches long, it's the classic length for pearl necklaces, perfectly suited to any guardrobe. This is an excellent choice if you are not certain which strand length is most appropriate.  


Matinée


The Matinée length of 21-22 inches is a medium length between classic necklaces and rope. It is suitale with long dress or with a cowl neck sweater.



Opera
longueur de collier de 65 cm et plus


Opera length is about 26-35 Inches long and offers many attractive options. It can be worn as a single strand with high necklaces or doubled to create a fashionable two-strand choker.



Pearl Rope
Collier long plus de 90 cm

A Pearl Rope is about 35 inches or longer. It can be made with several clasps, enabling it to be broken down into different necklace and bracelet combinations, or doubled and even tripled to create a stunning multi-strand pearl choker. This versatile length may also be tied in a knot for a charming modern look reminiscent of the height of 1920s flapper fashion. A very popular way to wear pearls, ropes may also be knotted and slung over the shoulder to accentuate the beauty of a backless dress.