Silver necklaces make great fashion accessories; they can be used in a variety of ways to compliment an outfit. Not many pieces of jewellery are so versatile, silver necklaces can be worn in formal or casual situations making an investment in silver jewellery is almost a necessity for any modern women. When shopping for silver necklaces you will be presented with a wide range of choices, such as chain length, pendant type and material which I will explain in further detail in the following few paragraphs.
Chains are commonly measured in inches and come in a variety of lengths, there is an increasing trend in longer chains with pendants attached that are worn on the outside of your clothing, this is a particularly youthful look, the metal will provide contrast to the colour of your clothing and often makes a plain top come to life. When selecting chain lengths ensure you try them on first, if you are shopping online it is best to visit a shop to make sure you know what length you should order.
Most chains can be purchased with pendants, these pendants are often a mixture of silver and other gemstones and you can of course find pendants that are also sterling silver which can be beautiful. Many people opt for pendants that contain precious or semi-precious stones such as Onyx, Abalone and mother of Perl, there is also an increasing trend to use highly polished crystals and brands such as Swarovski have fully embraced this trend creating an entire industry around it.
You can purchase chains alone, there are also choker style necklaces which can be found in solid sterling silver, these type of necklaces are statement pieces while the pendant designs are often more elegant, that’s not to say a solid silver choker necklace wouldn’t work well! Think power dressing women with suits wearing a choker necklace; it is a very commanding look that works well in business situations.
Sterling silver is one choice but there are a range of materials that carry the name silver, specifically pure silver and silver plate. The most common form of silver is 925 silver which is commonly called sterling silver, pure silver is 999 silver while silver plate is often called junk silver as it is a very small part silver. I recommend sterling silver as it is a durable metal while silver plate has a very short lifespan.
Silver necklaces are a versatile piece of jewellery that compliment many contemporary fashionable looks, every girl should have at least one in their jewellery box, you will find yourself wearing it with a wide variety of outfits on many different occasions.