The length of a pearl necklace is truly a personal preference depending on a number of factors, such as the length of one's neck, how tall the woman is and how the piece will be worn. Pearl Jewelry can be very creative and unique. Where pearl necklaces are to be worn under a collar or close around the neck, we suggest a choker style piece which is usually about 16 inches in length (for the average size neck). This should be from 1 to 3 inches larger than the neck. This can be worn anywhere at any time and can be worn with any outfit and for any occasion.
The princess length is 18 inches long and is a much more versatile length to be worn over or under the collar. However mostly used with the open collar look. This length is not too casual and not to formal. Most tall women like to use this length as a choker length which is quite common. This is the most popular length being purchased today.
The Matinee length is 22 inches long and is intended for the business and elegant look. For the older women, the long length draws the eye towards the pearls and away from the neck line. This length can be quite seductive and intriguing depending on the mood and occasion.