What’s your favorite form of necklace? Have you ever thought about it? Necklaces are one of the biggest forms of jewelry and you need a different kind of necklace to suit your attire of the moment, your mood and your pocket.
Well, most of us are not in the category of royalty, so let’s forget about the enormous jewels that were paid for by a national budget. We can however, choose between a large variety of fabulous necklaces.
Starting at the top, there is the collar. Queen Alexandra, one of the most beautiful women in the world was rarely seen without a jeweled collar worn high on her throat. This is the ultimate of elegance. More importantly, here is a secret: for those of us who have a few wrinkles to hide, the collar is the perfect disguise. Don’t go to the plastic surgeon, buy yourself a beautiful jewel instead.
From little girls to adults, everyone has to have a necklace that sits at the nape of her neck. Jackie Kennedy made the pearl necklace the last word in fashion and to this day, every smart woman has her string of pearls.
The other extreme is the sautoir – a very long necklace that can be worn long and flowing or wound multiple times around the neck. The French were especially fond of the sautoir as we see by them having a special word for it in their language.
The necklace is the perfect foil to a low-cut dress and the perfect way to dress up a simple blouse - as flamboyant or unobtrusively elegant as you wish to make it. Sometimes, less is more. You might tease and delight your friends with the flash of a tiny charm worn on a gold chain around your neck.
Necklaces may be made of any metal, but we especially love the different forms of gold chains and the bright gem-set necklaces. Rare and difficult to find are the Georgian, cannetille necklaces with their exquisite workmanship and fabulous good looks.
For savvy dressers, along with savvy investors, the necklace is making a big come-back. Already antique long gold chains are in hot demand - not only for their gold content or the beauty and originality of their design or their rarity, but because of their versatility and because they look good and make you look better.
Personally, I love the play of movement a necklace allows between the neck and throat, drawing the eye away from the face downwards, often passing a brooch along the way or flashing a hello to a pair of earrings above.
Like with other forms of jewelry, we look for those special antique necklaces that will unconsciously draw every eye in the room, announcing the beautifully dressed lady, which should be you. We find the special necklace, that unique, wearable work of art that combines and balances nature’s bounty to man’s creativity and dedication. On the whole, a necklace is a serious jewel and you can trust us to find the perfect necklace to suit your needs. If you have never bought from us before, just read the happy remarks left by many satisfied repeat customers.