Thursday, November 29, 2007

Fashion Tips

Fashion Tips
Collar -- 12 - 13 inches. Pearl collars are usually made up of three or more strands and lie snugly on the middle of the neck. Very Victorian and luxurious,pearl collars go best with elegant V-neck, boat neck or off the shoulder fashions.
Choker -- 14 - 16 inches. A pearl choker is perhaps the most classic and yet versatile of all the single strand lengths. A simple pearl choker can go with virtually any outfit from casual to fancy evening wear, and just about any neckline imaginable.
Princess -- 17 - 19 inches. The princess length neck-lace is best suited for crew and high necklines. It also compliments low plunging necklines. Hint- it's perfect support for a pendant or pearl enhancer.
Matinee -- 20 - 24 inches. Longer than the choker, and just a bit shorter than an opera length, the matinee necklace is the right choice for casual or business dressing.
Opera -- 28 - 34 inches. The opera necklace is the queen of all lengths. When worn as a single strand, it is refined and perfect for high or crew necklines. When doubled upon itself, it serves as a versatile two strand choker.

Rope -- Over 45 inches. Dripping with elegance and sensuously sexy, the pearl rope was a favorite of Coco Chanel. Ask your jeweler bout mystery clasps placed in strategic locations around the necklace that will enable you to break it down into multi-strand necklace and bracelet combinations. For those looking for the complete pearl wardrobe, this length is a must.

Source: Cultured Pearl Information Center

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