Gold necklaces are always in fashion. Regardless of design, a gold necklace is often the finishing touch that completes your ensemble and gives it pizzazz.
Face Shapes and Gold Necklaces
Some styles of gold necklaces are more flattering on certain face shapes than others.
For instance, a necklace in a choker style helps draw attention away from the sharp chin on a heart shaped face.
This is also an appropriate style if you have an oblong or rectangular face.
Round or square shaped faces are visually elongated by wearing a long gold necklace, particularly one that is 28 to 32 inches in length.
People with long necks typically find that a short necklace is more complimentary than a long one.
Gold Jewelry and Skin Tones
Gold jewelry is most flattering on people that have warm skin tones. These people look best in earth tone colors, such as gold, apricot, brown, turquoise and green.
Many people prefer yellow gold to white gold jewelry and if yellow gold is also your preference, do not hesitate to wear it.
Just choose a necklace with a narrow chain or one that has a colored gemstone in it that detracts from the yellow color in the metal.
Why Should I Pay Attention to My Makeup and Perfume?
Always apply your makeup, perfume or hairspray before putting on your gold necklace. Doing so prevents the spray or powder from settling on the necklace and soiling it.
Hairspray and other makeup products make the gold sticky, thus causing dust and other airborne particles to stick to it. This dulls the shine of the jewelry and causes you to have to clean it more often.
Wearing a Gold Necklace: What About Clothing Styles?
A turtleneck or a top with a jewel neckline may seem a bit plain if you do not add a necklace.
Choose one that is at least 24 to 28 inches long to give your outfit the best look. Necklaces with pendants are a wise choice for such clothing.
Avoid tiny chains with this type of outfit unless you are adding a second necklace to your look.
Layering two or more gold necklaces is quite appropriate if the fabric of your top or dress is not too busy. Two or more necklaces also draw attention to your face.
Tiny, narrow chains are appropriate for outfits that have a plunging neckline or one that falls below the chain.
This prevents the chain from being bunched up in the fabric and adds an elegant, dressy look to your outfit.
Wearing Gold Necklaces with Gemstones
If you wear a gold necklace with a colored gemstone in it, try to wear earrings, a bracelet and ring with the same gemstone rather than a different color. This pulls your outfit together.
Some gems work well with almost any others. Such stones are, for example, opals, pearls, diamonds or white topaz.
Many women have a large collection of costume or real gold jewelry. Utilize the same color stones that are in the fabric for the best look.
Another option is to wear colors that are complementary; for example, turquoise with a coral blouse.