Fine Pearl Necklaces and Pendants
Fine pearl necklaces and pendants are elegant and timeless feminine accessories that are perfect for formal or informal wear.
Different types of fine pearl necklaces and pendants
Yellow gold fine pearl necklaces and pendants traditionally show off vintage and retro elegance. White gold fine pearl necklaces and pendants are timeless and classic in style. White gold chains typically display a cultured pearl with decorative pendant detail. Rose gold fine pearl necklaces and pendantshave a stylish modern appearance. The distinctive colour of the gold enhances the lustre of the pearl pendant.
Fine pearl necklaces and pendants that have a stylish sterling silver setting are a popular choice for everyday wear.Some styles of fine pearl necklaces are embellished with an elaborate platinum chain clasp. Many pearl necklaces also feature an extender chain that allows for adjustment of necklace length.
The difference between freshwater, south sea and Tahitian pearls
Freshwater pearls are a popular choice for all types of elegant, classic and modern jewellery. The lustrous round pearls are typically white or cream in colour, with rose or ivory overtones. The pearls can also be treated to create a black variety.
Large and opulent South sea pearls have a satin lustre, and are available in white, cream and silver colours. The pearls boast pink, blue or green overtones.
Rare and black Tahitian pearls were once considered to be the pearl of Queens. The round pearls are large in size and have a brilliant lustre. Tahitian pearls are available in black, brown, blue, grey, purple and green variations, with silver, blue-green and peacock overtones.
Different length styles of fine pearl necklaces and pendants
Choker fine pearl necklaces and pendants are less than 13" in total length. Collar style fine pearl necklaces and pendants are a standard 16-17.99" in length. Fine pearl necklaces and pendants measuring 18-19.99" are Princess style. Matinee fine pearl necklaces and pendants are traditionally 20-21.99" in length. Fine pearl necklaces and pendants that are 30" or more are Opera style.
If fine pearl necklaces and pendants are over 45" in length they are Lariats.
Style variations of fine pearl necklaces and pendants
Fine pearl necklaces and pendants that have a spiga, or wheat, chain have a distinctive appearance. The twisted oval links are woven together to form a decorative necklace.
Snake chain fine pearl necklaces and pendants have a thin, flexible tube shape that is made from individual rings that are closely fitted together. The fine chains are narrow, and are ideal for adding a pearl pendant.
Trace link chain fine pearl necklaces and pendants display delicate oval links with a uniform breadth and thickness. This is a popular and elegant chain choice for decorative solitaire pearl pendants. Box chains have square links instead of the usual round shape.