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A necklace design using computer graphics.

A necklace is an article of jewellery which is worn around the neck. Necklaces are frequently formed from a metal jewellery chain, often attached to a locket or pendant. Necklaces can also be manufactured with cloth, and they sometimes contain rocks (particularly gems), wood, and/or shells with different shapes and sizes.

Types of necklaces

The Maasai use necklaces as part of traditional attire
Bib Necklace
A bib necklace is made multiple strands of stepped pearls.
35 centimetres (14 in) to 60 centimetres (24 in) long and sits high on the neck.
Opera Necklace
An opera necklace is 75 centimetres (30 in) to 90 centimetres (35 in) long and sits at the breastbone.
Princess Necklace
A princess necklace is 45 centimetres (18 in) to 50 centimetres (20 in) long. It is between choker and matinee length.
Sautoir or Rope Necklace
A sautoir or rope necklace is any necklace longer than opera length.
Uniform Necklace
A uniform necklace consists of pearls that appear to be all the same size, although normally there is a slight difference towards the ends so they appear to be in proportion.

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