Last updated: August 19, 2021

A fascinating necklace is the icing on the cake of any successful outfit. It attracts all eyes and also underlines our personality. It is not without reason that it is one of the most popular accessories of all.

Delicate and filigree or rather extravagant and pompous: women's necklaces are available for every taste. With our advice, you too will find your very own piece of jewellery!




The Best Women's Necklace: Our Picks

Buying criteria: What to look for when buying women's necklaces

The selection of necklaces for women is huge. Whether fashionable, timelessly elegant or with a personal touch: to ensure that you enjoy your piece of jewellery for a long time, you should pay attention to a few things when buying it.

The following buying criteria will help you find the right necklace for your glamorous look:

  • Material
  • Length
  • Style
  • Pendant
  • Clasp

You will find out what the individual criteria are all about in the next sections.

Material

High-quality precious metals such as gold, silver or platinum are among the most common materials used to make ladies' necklaces. They impress with their unique shine and long durability. In addition to their incomparable appearance, necklaces made of precious metals have a relatively high material value. A hallmark stamped into the metal provides information about the purity of the material.

Somewhat less expensive, but just as elegant, are necklaces for ladies covered with gold or silver. These are usually brass necklaces that are coated with a very thin layer of gold or silver in an additional production step. A significant disadvantage of gold or silver plated jewellery, however, is its shortened durability. In contrast to necklaces made of pure gold or silver, plated jewellery loses its colour more quickly.

Ladies' necklaces made of stainless steel are the youthful and cheaper alternative to gold or silver jewellery. They impress with their robustness and resistance to rust. Due to the lower value of the material, stainless steel necklaces are significantly cheaper to buy.

In addition to the classic metals, alternative materials can also be used to make necklaces. Ladies' necklaces made of wood, plastic, leather or various textiles give your piece of jewellery a particularly individual touch.

Length

Just as important as the material of your necklace is choosing the right length. Generally speaking, the different chain lengths can be divided into four different categories.

  • Necklaceswith a length of 35 to 40 centimetres: Short ladies' necklaces fit very snugly around the neck. To ensure that they are still comfortable to wear, you should determine your neck circumference before buying.
  • Necklaces with alength of 40 to 50 centimetres: They emphasise the upper part of your décolleté.
  • Necklaces with alength of 50 to 60 centimetres: Necklaces of this length can be combined with many different tops.
  • Necklaceslonger than 60 centimetres: Long necklaces visually stretch the body. In addition, they can be worn long or short by laying them double.

You can find out how to determine the right length for your necklace in our advice section.

Style

Your personal taste is one of the most important criteria when choosing your necklace. Depending on your taste, you can choose between numerous different styles.

Do you like it minimalistic and simple? Then filigree models might be right for you. Without being overbearing, delicate and delicate necklaces add the finishing touch to your outfit. They can be combined particularly well and are suitable for every day.

Ladies' necklaces with pendants give your outfit a very personal touch. Whether made of glass, stone or metal: a special pendant enhances any plain top in seconds.

Are you experimental when it comes to fashion and do you like to stand out? Then you should opt for a statement women's necklace. With bright colours, abstract shapes and interesting materials, you will be an eye-catcher in the office or at the next party.

Pendant

With a pendant, you can turn even plain necklaces into fashionable eye-catchers. Depending on your taste, you can choose between different materials.

Pendants made of precious stones or diamonds look particularly elegant. They are available in different colours and cuts and enchant with their unique shine.

Metal pendants in different shapes can also enhance a simple necklace. Whether gold, rose gold or silver: metal pendants are available in different alloys so that a suitable piece can be found for every chain.

Chain pendants made of natural materials, for example shells, pearls or wood, give your outfit a very personal touch. With them, every women's necklace is guaranteed to be unique.

Closure

Necklaces for women score mainly with their appearance. Nevertheless, it should also be easy to put on and take off the piece of jewellery. A matching clasp is easy to handle and ensures that your necklace does not get lost.

Most women's necklaces come with a classic lobster clasp or hook closure. The small clasps do not distract from the look of your necklace and prevent your jewellery from getting lost.

Magnetic clasps are particularly easy to open and close. Depending on the strength of the magnet, magnetic clasps are also relatively secure. Nevertheless, the magnet should be replaced after a few years.

A drawstring clasp is particularly practical because the length of your necklace can be conveniently adjusted by simply pulling it.

Women's necklaces: The most important questions answered

Choosing the right necklace for women is not always easy. To help you with your purchase, we answer the most important questions about necklaces for ladies in the next section.

In which styles are necklaces for women available?

The range of ladies' necklaces is huge. There is a suitable model for every occasion and taste. So that you too can find a suitable piece of jewellery, we would now like to introduce you to the most important types of necklaces.

  • Ladies' necklaces made of gold and silver: These are the classics among necklaces and impress with their timeless elegance and long durability
  • Pearl necklaces: Pear ls are the diamonds of the ocean and are guaranteed to make a glamorous appearance in the form of a necklace.
  • Fashion jewellery necklaces: Do you always want to be up to date when it comes to trends? Then fashion jewellery necklaces are the right thing for you.
  • Ladies' necklaces with pendants: Whether a gemstone, a heart or your own first letter: ladies' necklaces with pendants underline your personality in a unique way.
  • Statement necklaces: Don't spill the beans, make a splash! Bright colours and trendy shapes make your statement necklace the highlight of your outfit.

Now it is up to you: Do you like it classic and elegant or rather pompous and flashy? With so many different styles, there is something for you too.

How do I find the right length for my women's necklace?

When buying shoes or clothes, we usually know right away what size we need. It is more difficult when choosing the right necklace. In the following, we explain how you can find the right length for your necklace.

To begin with, you should determine your neck circumference with the help of a string or a measuring tape. Based on this, you can then consider which length would flatter your neck and figure.

Short, close-fitting necklaces accentuate the neck. They are therefore particularly flattering on long and short necks. Nevertheless, tight women's necklaces should also fit comfortably and never cut in.

Necklaces with a normal length of 40 to 60 centimetres suit almost every woman. They go well with different tops and are easy to combine.

If you want to look a little taller and slimmer, you should go for a long necklace. It has the effect of visually stretching the body and conceals one or two feel-good pounds.

How do I care for and clean my necklace?

The right care and cleaning of your necklace for women is essential for you to enjoy your jewellery for a long time.

Typical mistakes should already be avoided when storing your necklace. Always store your jewellery in a dry and protected place, for example in a jewellery box or cloth bag. Rooms with high humidity, such as the bathroom, should be avoided, otherwise discolouration will occur.

For this reason, you should always remove your necklace for showering or bathing. Contact with perfume, cosmetics or sweat could also damage your accessory.

With a warm water bath and a little washing-up liquid, you can give your gold necklace a new shine. Silver jewellery is best cleaned with a silver cleaning cloth. To polish gold or silver necklaces, you should use a soft cloth.

Costume jewellery necklaces should preferably be cleaned with a slightly damp microfibre cloth. Do not add any additional cleaning agents, as rust could otherwise develop.

Cleaning and care like a professional is possible with an ultrasonic device. It removes dirt from your necklace particularly gently and without any physical friction.

How can I personalise my necklace?

Individually designed pieces of jewellery are more popular than ever. Whether as a surprise for Valentine's Day or as a gift for mum: personalised necklaces carry a very personal message.

The most common way to personalise women's necklaces is engraving. With the help of a special engraver, different shapes, letters or even whole words can be stamped into the material.

With an amulet necklace, you always have your loved ones with you. A small photo can be stored in the hinged pendant.

Of course, you can also buy personalised pendants for your ladies' necklace. Initials or names are particularly popular. Available in different colours, they make your necklace unique.

Conclusion

Whether in the office or at the next theatre visit: ladies' necklaces complete every outfit in no time at all. A variety of possible materials, lengths and pendants make them the most popular accessory of all!

Underline your personality with individual engravings or go bold with an extravagant statement necklace. It's time for your personal glamour look!

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