Design Your Own Necklace – Popular Styles Suitable For Pearl Necklaces

Pearl necklaces are adorable jewelry and every woman keeps them as their precious belongings. In the shops and online stores, you can find several designs for pearl necklaces. Though many modern styles and designs can be found, every woman wants something unique and something special with their pearl necklaces. You can buy designer pieces, but they are certainly expensive. If you have knowledge about the design and style of pearl necklaces, you can design your own necklace and ask the retailer to design the necklace for you. This way, you can buy a unique necklace without spending a lot of money on designing the necklace.

Depending on the length of the necklace, different names are given for the pearl necklace. The number of pearl strands is another consideration for the pearl necklaces.

Collar style – This style has more than two strands of pearls and the longest strand is about 13 inches long. They fit the neck collar and look gorgeous with off shoulder gowns. If you have a low v-neck or boat neck tops, you can wear collar pieces to get the royal look.

Choker style – The choker piece has a single pearl strand that aligns with the neck. This is simple and elegant, suitable for all casual dresses. If you are in light makeup, you can wear the choker piece to get a majestic look.

Princess style – Among the various styles of pearl necklaces, the princess style is the most sought after one. As the name goes, it gives the princess look for the wearer and the necklace is a bit long, about 19 inches. This princess pearl necklace looks pretty with dresses with high neck lines.

Matinee style – This style is longer than princess and the necklace will be about 24 inches long. For professional looks, you can choose this style.

Opera style – This is the longest style of pearl necklace stretching for 34 inches. This style gives a classy look for the wearer. The opera necklace can be double looped to form a mini choker necklace.

Rope style – For a majestic look, rope style necklace, which is about 37 inches long, can be worn. This style goes well with gowns of high necklines. These longer pieces are looped to form choker or princess style to match different attire.

Pendant style – The latest fashion with pearl necklaces is the pendant style where a big pearl pendant is attached to a thin, small metal chain, which may be gold or platinum. You can choose elegant floral pendants or go wild with big dark colored pearls.

It is very important to choose the pearl necklaces according to your own body form. Girls with longer necks will look sexy with the collar and choker pieces. Young girls can try colored pearls and mature women should settle with blissful white or ivory pearls.

Cleopatra And The Pearl Earring

Here is the story:
The love between Antony and Cleopatra is a legend. But, thats only half the story
their love was quite competitive. Both trying to outdo one another.

And thats just the beginningthis 2,000 year old tale tells of her other love pearls.
According to legend, Antony was smitten by Cleopatra, maybe overwhelmed, maybe possessed.
Anyhow, Cleopatra was the one in control of the situation. Antony would do anything to win Cleopatra. Celebrations, extravagant feasts, banquets would he provide during this courtship. Never letting on that any of these celebrations impressed her.

More details in a moment. But first, remember that she had a relationship with Julius Caesar. She had a son, who she claimed came from their union. Julius Caesar refused to make him his heir. Cleopatra lived in Rome until Caesars assassination. She then went back to Egypt and promptly had her brother poisoned. He was in her way.
After Caesars death Antony ruled one half of Rome. It seems Cleopatra had coveted the Empire since her days with Caesar. She might have been more in love with Rome than with Marc Antony.

In any case, the seductress that she was, loved to ridicule him. She always had the upper hand. Cleopatra would never let on that Antony impressed her. She ridiculed him and made fun of his efforts to win her favor.

One day Cleopatra declared that she could out do Antony. Cleopatra wagered that she would spend 10 times more on her feast, than he ever did. Antony rose to the challenge. He countered her bet. He wagered that she would not be able to win.

Providing Antony with a feast fit for a king, she appeared before him wearing with a fantastic pair of pearl earrings. These pearl earrings were described by Pliny to be “two most precious pearls, the singular and only such jewels in the world, and even Nature’s wonder.”

Antony was not impressed with this feast, knowing that he had provided many celebrations far in excess of this one. Asking her how much she spent, Cleopatra exclaimed that she had spent over ten millionsesterci (an amount equal to a kings ransome)

To prove herself the winner, Cleopatra removed a pearl from her ear, dissolved it in a chalice of vinegar and toasting his good health, drank it down. A kingly fortune in a single swallow. She began to remove the other pearl; but, the judge of the contest would not allow it. He declared Antony the loser.

Pliny mentions that the remaining pearl was cut in half and made into earrings for the statue of Venus, goddess of Love, in the Pantheon Temple of the gods, in Rome. Immortalizing the bet.

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