The word Necklace is drived from two letters neck and lace as the name very clearly indicates necklaces are embellishments for the neck. An ornament to enhance and beautify your neck. A necklace is basically a string around your neck. This string can be anything of metal, or beads. If the string is of metal then its most probably made of silver or gold.
The string of metal can be plain or can be of a zig zag or some kind of structured design. People prefer gold for more formal occasions. This ornament is wear by both men and women. Both have their own styles. For men especially necklaces mean something huge and sturdy. Whereas for women it is something with variable length but classy. History of necklaces is very very old some people believe it to be from stoneage. Its believed that their origin is from Africa. Some traces are also found in 3000 B.C.in history of Greek necklace is found in era of 300 B.C.in 2nd century gold reshaping started .
The Length of the necklace depends upon the wearer. Usually people likes it be medium but the grace of long necklaces can’t be ignored. Short necklaces is another choice for necklaces length. This gives the elegant and slim look.
However the length of necklace is depended upon many factors. Your neck length is important factor if you have a long neck then avoid wearing short necklaces, this will not let your necklace be overshadow. While selecting length consider the length of dress and also style of dress in consideration. The shortest can be of 10 inches generally known as chokers. The longest can be of 60 inches long which are commonly known as long strands.
People usually like medium length necklaces which are formally known as “prince length” necklace. They wear them bellow the collar bone but with little distance to spare for the pendent.