Jewelry in general is an accessory every girl will love. A necklace is great present to give your special someone since it comes in many different styles and sizes, and it’s versatile. Necklaces does not only provide accessory, it adds personality and expresses one’s style. But in our case, we want to pick the perfect diamond necklace for you girlfriend. Here are some tips to choose necklaces:
TYPE OF CHAIN
Hypoallergenic chain? Nickel free chain? Sterling silver? Gold? These are only a few types of chains available for necklaces. This part is not that hard if you know how to use your resources. Research, meaning ask her friends, and observe what kind of jewelry she wears, etc… You don’t want to give her a gold gemstone necklace if she loves to wear silver.
SHAPEOF HER FACE
The proportion of your girlfriend’s body parts would determine the type of necklace that would look good on her. First take the time to evaluate the shape at her face. The four types of faces are oval, round, heart shaped and rectangular faces. Once you have determined the shape, ask for the salesperson’s help which length or strand is perfect on her. Normally they have a chart determining which one if right for the shape.
SIZE OF HER NECK
It is important that you check or analyze the size of her neck. Longer necks would look better with certain lengths, while shorter necks would be lovelier with other lengths.
Different lengths are used for different purposes. Whether it’s to show off her dress’s neckline or accentuate your long neck, it really depends on the necklace’s length. Collar or short necklaces, measure about 12 to 13 inches long which is wrap close around the neck. This length is best for elegant occasions for parties and formal dinners. Choker necklaces hang just below the neck and measure 14 to 16 inches long. This is most classic and versatile length. The most popular necklace length is the Princess necklaces. It measure 17 to 19 inches long and is usually worn with a pendant. But if she would like a necklace to be used with her casual and business outfits, the Matinee necklaces are a perfect pair. It measures 20 to 24 inches long, Opera necklaces are highly recommended for those higher necklines. They can be used as 2 choker necklaces and it measures 28 to 34 inches long. Lastly, the rope necklaces measure over 45 inches long and can be worn double or triple strand around the neck for shorter lengths.
I would suggest a simple White Gold Diamond and Saphire Necklace is a good present choice. The lengths are not too short to choke or hurt her neck and not to long to that the strand will be caught to something and hurt her. But if you would like to give her a necklace with a pendant, the Princess style if your best shot.
CHOOSE YOUR METAL
After picking the length, the next step would be to choose the metal. For those girlfriends who favor gold jewelry, keep in mind that 24k and 22k gold are not suitable for everyday use as they are rather soft. For gold necklaces that would be worn daily, it must be mixed with other metals like copper, silver, nickel and zinc. This will ensure the durability of the necklace. A 14K necklace is recommended for everyday use. For sterling silver, make sure there’s a mark of “Sterling”, “Ster”, or “925” indicating its purity. After finalizing the metal, choose the design that would best fit the style and pick a clasp that would fit the design.