The right necklace or pendant will add style to anything she wears. In addition to being a fashionable gift, giving her a necklace gives you the opportunity to perform the classically romantic gesture of putting it around her neck for the first time.
In general, a necklace is defined as any type of chain or length of precious metal or gems. They are also available in pendant styles that feature a single jewel, pearl or charm, usually suspended from a chain. A pearl strand is a length of closely strung pearls.
Choose the Right Length
When selecting a necklace or pendant, consider that the length will determine where it will lie on her chest.
Necklaces & Pendants as Gifts
Many women start out with a strand of faux-pearls, so a strand of freshwater pearls makes a very nice gift for a young woman. If you have a special occasion like a birthday or your first wedding anniversary, consider a solitaire pendant featuring a pearl or diamond. For a very special occasion like a five- or ten-year anniversary, you might give Akoya pearls, which are the most beautiful white pearls available. She'll remember the occasion every time she wears the gift.
If it's a gift for a fun occasion, like a vacation or a promotion, consider a pendant featuring an 18k gold, platinum, or sterling silver charm Ã¢â‚¬â€ these are fashion pieces just for fun.
View our Essential Necklaces for a list of necklaces every woman should have.