A delightful string of pearls is always hard to resist! They are available in such an array of styles, you can be sure to find a piece of pearl costume jewellery to suit practically any occasion. When you slip on your pearls, you’ll look amazing and feel wonderful no matter what the day throws at you.

A string of pearls will always help you look effortlessly groomed. However, different styles of pearl costume jewellery work better with some looks than others. As a general rule, pearls look their best resting on bare skin or thin silky fabrics or perhaps cashmere. Here is a brief guide to some of the best-loved styles of pearl necklaces:

A collar necklace sits high upon the neck with a snug fit. It comprises several strands of pearls, giving an opulent look. We love it teamed with V-necked dresses or any off-the-shoulder top. Team with clip on earrings and a chignon for an elegant and sophisticated look.

This classic style of necklace comprising a single strand of pearls is usually about 36–45 cm and looks beautiful with every style of neckline. A choker is the most versatile style of necklace and can be worn during the day, as well as for formal social occasions. Why not wear one to the office to add a touch of femininity to a formal office suit?

Coloured pearls
The creamy iridescent lustre of natural pearls is exquisitely beautiful, but did you know pearls are also available other colours, such as pink, brown, gold, black, and blue? Ideal if you want to experiment with colour and texture. If you choose a necklace of coloured pearls, opt for a pair of clip on earrings or bracelets in a matching shade.

A pendant necklace of pearls usually features a single large pearl as a pendant, sometimes with other gemstones, while the rest of the necklace usually comprises a fine linked chain in either gold or silver.

One of the most popular styles, this classic design is usually around 17-19 inches in length. It’s popularity means it goes perfectly with formal or casual attire. Pair with a beautiful pair of drop earrings.

Longer in length, the matinee style can be 20-24 inches in length. Wear it alone or layer it for a dramatic effect. We think it looks perfect worn with a formal outfit and matching earrings.

Eternal elegance
Whether real or imitation, the colour of natural pearls draw out the inner beauty of the wearer and look stunning on women of all ages. They are an accessory that never goes out of fashion and will never let you down. Forget diamonds being a girl’s best friend; at Eternal Collection we think pearls are a far stronger contender!

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