Types of Silver Chains
As its name implies, Anchor chains feature a distinctive anchor pattern. These are the most commonly used chain for everyday wear alongside pendants for simple elegance and sophistication.
Rope twist chains feature several interwoven strands that create a distinctive texture. These chains come in varying lengths and thicknesses, making them ideal for pairing with charms and pendants.
The box link chain is composed of uniform squares, which are formed to create a sturdy necklace. This chain is available in different thicknesses and lengths and is a wonderful tool for creating a bold look.
The Figaro chain is made up of consecutive oval shapes joined together with smaller circular links. These chains have a classic yet contemporary look, perfect for an everyday necklace or even layered with other pieces.
The snake chain is made of interlocking diamond shapes that create a distinctive, snake-like pattern. These chains are incredibly versatile and can be worn with or without charms, making them a great choice to switch up an existing look.
Necklaces And Your Neckline
While a classic silver chain or dainty pendant can suit almost any outfit, not all necklaces are suitable for every neckline. Make your silver chains the centre of attention by wearing them with necklines that highlight their beauty. When searching for the perfect chain to bring your look together, your neckline is an essential factor that can elevate it. With the seemingly infinite range of necklines available today, it can be overwhelming to determine which necklace complements the neckline correctly. If you want to style your necklaces without sacrificing your look, here are a few suggestions to bear in mind.
Bracelets and Bangles
Pendants and Charms
Strapless & Off-the-shoulder
Strapless and off-the-shoulder clothing is usually popular for its lack of neckline. These styles draw significant attention to the shoulders and collarbone and, as a result, should be paired with a necklace that does not compete for attention. Shorter silver chains that accentuate the neck keep the attention on your collarbone. Princess style necklaces and chokers tend to create the most sophisticated look. For slightly more visual interest, consider layers with a several varied-length and shorter chains.
These necklines offer a great opportunity to add delicate silver chains that draw attention to the face. A medium-length silver chain with a pendant or charm can be paired with these chic necklines to create an effortless finish. Steer clear from heavy, statement necklaces with V-necks, as they will draw attention away from the neckline. The ideal chain length for this neckline will fall just below the collarbone.
A lariat necklace consists of a long, linear decorative drop that is best worn with a deep plunging neckline. These chains are often simplistic but can be adorned with sparkle and interest to flatter this neckline further.
Boat necks run horizontally across the collarbone and are often considered one of the most sophisticated and graceful necklines. Clothing with this neckline is best paired with simple, delicate medium-length necklaces. To further a polished appearance, it is best to avoid flashy statement pieces.
Sweetheart necklines are similar to strapless as they emphasise the neck, collarbone, and shoulders. The primary difference is that these necklines are more defined, making delicate princess-styled necklaces better than close-to-the-neck options like chokers. Chains with softer edges will do better to balance the defined angles of this neckline and allow for a graceful overall appearance.
Scooped necklines are one of the few that offers almost complete freedom when choosing a suitable chain. These are ideal for wearing statement pieces and layered necklaces. It is best to avoid a necklace that will draw the eye drastically upwards or downwards.
Due to the already dominating appearance of turtlenecks, the best necklaces for this neckline are long pendants and chains. Turtlenecks are ideal for individuals who want their necklace to do the talking, as it directs attention to the jewellery. That being said, chains that sit close to your neck are not ideal with this neckline.