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How Do I Choose A Necklace For My Girlfriend?

How Do I Choose A Necklace For My Girlfriend?

How Do I Choose A Necklace For My Girlfriend?

A necklace makes a perfect gift for a loved one, but with so many different styles of necklaces available, it can a little tricky to decide exactly which one to go for. You will want to choose carefully to select the perfect piece, so attention should be given to factors such as the occasion and your girlfriend’s style and taste. Let's outline all the factors to consider and look at necklace styles to help you make the right choice for your girlfriend.

Look at what precious metal she wears

First, have a look at what precious metal she usually wears as many women tend to prefer one metal. If your girlfriend likes to wear a variety of precious metals, you'll have more choice, but if she usually wears just one type of precious metal, it’s best to stick to that if she’s going to get lots of wear from your gift. Whether she prefers gold, rose gold, white gold, or silver, there will be a great variety to choose from.

Think about the occasion you are buying for

You will want to consider the occasion you are buying for as this may affect the style of necklace you choose and the budget. If it’s a special occasion, such as a big birthday or anniversary, you may be planning to spend a little more and will want to consider the style more. Hearts represent love and are suitable as a gift for a girlfriend any time, but heart jewelry may be especially suited to Valentine’s Day or an anniversary. This Sterling Silver 1/10ct Tdw Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace, for example, would be an ideal gift for a special anniversary.

Sterling Silver 1/10ct TDW Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace

Consider your girlfriend’s style and what kind of jewelry she usually wears

Necklaces come in a range of styles, so to really delight your girlfriend, you will want to present her with a necklace that will perfectly match her style. Take a look at the kinds of necklaces she wears on a day-to-day basis and perhaps check photos of special celebrations or parties to see what style she favors on those occasions.

Here is a look at some popular styles of necklaces to guide your decision.

Pendant necklace

Essentially a chain with a small item of jewelry hanging on it, you can find a pendant necklace in any style or size. The pendants can be small and delicate, such as this Teardrop Swarovski Pendant Necklace In 14k Gold or larger, statement pieces such as this Multilayer Turquoise Leaf Long Pendant Necklace.

Multilayer Turquoise Leaf Long Pendant Necklace

Tennis necklace

A perfect occasion item of jewelry, a tennis necklace is an elegant continuous strand of stones, strung without spaces, that encircles the neck completely. This 42.00 Cttw Cubic Zirconia Tennis Necklace would be a perfect gift for a loved one for a special occasion.

Lariat necklace

Unlike a traditional necklace, lariat necklaces have a unique look as they do not have a clasp. Instead, lariat necklaces fasten by threading one end of the necklace through the other, as with this Geometric Square Lariat Necklace 18k Gold Plated, or by tying a knot in the chain itself.

Geometric Square Lariat Necklace 18K Gold Plated

Bar necklace

Similar to a pendant necklace but with an elongated bar, bar necklaces such as this Sterling Silver Bar Necklace With Rhinestones look stylish and elegant and pair well with many clothing styles.

Diamond and gemstone necklaces

Diamonds are seen as the perfect gift for a loved one, and they certainly do have an instant "wow" appeal. A diamond necklace such as the Classic Square Cut Diamond Created Necklace is the ultimate in timeless elegance. There is a vast range of gemstones to choose from, and you could consider opting for a necklace with your girlfriend’s birthstone.

Chain length

Finally, consider the length of the chain. If your girlfriend tends to wear necklaces very close to the neck, a 14” to 16” length would be suitable. If she generally opts for slightly longer necklaces that fall into the hollow of the neck, 18” to 20” should be sufficient. If your girlfriend prefers necklaces of a longer length, you will need to select a chain length of 24” or longer.

Once you have taken these factors into consideration, you will be able to make a perfect choice and surprise your girlfriend with a necklace she will treasure, and it will mean so much knowing that you chose it for her.