How To Choose A Necklace For Your Girlfriend

Necklaces are loved and appreciated by women when someone they care about gives them one as a gift. They have been in fashion since the 400 A.D with each era seeing a rise in different types of necklaces. They vary in shapes, sizes and materials so how do you know which one you should get? Before choosing the right type of necklace for your girlfriend, decide on the length, color and material in which you want the necklace to be.

Lengths and Types:

Necklaces are available in different types and lengths and go with different types of clothing. Here are the different lengths of necklaces that you can choose from to give to someone special.


Available in a length of 14 inches which is the beginning length of necklaces. Collars are worn tightly around the neck and can be easily worn with open-neck clothing such as scoop necks, V-necks, off-the-shoulder and boat neck. They can also be paired with longer necklaces.


This type of necklace sits tightly against the base of your throat. Chokers are available in 16 inches and go with almost every kind of outfit. They can be worn casually or formally.


The Princess necklace comes in 18 inches and it sits on the collar bone. Just like collars it also goes with every kind of outfit.


Ranging from 20 to 24 inches the Matinee necklace rests between the collarbone and the bust. It is great for both business and casual wear.

  • OPERA:

Opera necklace’s lengths range from 28 to 36 inches. They either rest on the bust or an inch or two below and they go well with high necklines and evening wear.

  • ROPE:

Wrapped to sit on or just below the center of the bust, the rope necklace ranges from 36 to 42 inches and makes an elegant business and evening wear.

Keep the Occasion in Mind:

After considering the length of the necklace which you are planning to give your girlfriend, the next thing you should do is keep the occasion in mind. According to the occasion, one can choose the pendant and its shape and material.

Do you want to give the necklace on your anniversary or you are looking for a small gift as a token of appreciation to your loved one? The occasion of the gift is surely going to guide you on what type of necklace you are searching for. For example, if you are celebrating a special occasion such as an anniversary or Valentine’s Day, then a choker, opera or rope style will make a great gift. The necklace becomes a lasting memory of that special occasion and every time your girlfriend wears it, it will remind her of that occasion.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a gift that your girlfriend can wear every day and is a small token of appreciation, the collar, princess and matinee styles work well. Then do not underestimate the idea of gifting a necklace with a small pendant. If enough thought is put in choosing the right necklace for her, then she will always cherish that moment, no matter how small.

Choose a Versatile Customized Necklace:

While gifting a necklace to someone, you do not need to always choose an expensive necklace to celebrate an occasion. One can choose something versatile. But what does it mean to be versatile? Versatile means that the necklace can be worn with multiple different outfits. While choosing a versatile necklace remember this tip from the professionals -  choose something which is in a classic color scheme. That way they can be worn frequently.

The problem with necklaces which are funky in terms of color and style, they go with only a few outfits. Instead, invest in some pieces which have a single color scheme or a classic color scheme such as black, silver, gold, white or navy. These options are a better choice when it comes to choosing something versatile.

The Takeaway:

If you want your gift to be memorable and versatile, the perfect gift will require your time and effort. Pay attention to what type of necklaces your girlfriend enjoys wearing. Choosing a high-quality customized necklace will not only prevent you from having any mishaps but also ensure that your girlfriend will always remember this token of appreciation.


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