Necklace, a jewelry worn around the neck, is very popular among people of all cultures, genders as well as ages. As we all know this necklaces, an example of fashion jewelries is formed from a metal jewelry chain and consists of pendant, locket, gemstones, beads, corals, art glass etc. The attractive features of these necklaces make it unavoidable jewelry used by women. Celebrities are often associated with their jewelries worn. In the beginning of 2012, there was striking news related with noted Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor and her jewelry. According to the reports, Kareena ordered40 lakhs necklace for her wedding to Saif Ali Khan. This exclusive jewelry piece worn at royal weddings will be a full dress set, which runs from the neck to the waist. Are you amazed about the huge price of this necklace? If yes, remember that this jewelry piece is not a simple one. This necklace is made with 400 gm gold and will have expensive gems studded on it. Image courtesy: squidoo.com, ilikenecklaces.com, necklase.com, thepearloutlet,com
Some examples of materials used for making this necklaces includes gold, silver, platinum, titanium, copper, brass, pewter, stainless steel, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, zircon, tiger eye, agate, feathers, leather, wood, flowers, seed, bark, corals, shells, pearls, ceramics, glass, plastics, candy etc. Based on the type of materials used for construction, necklaces are divided into categories like precious metals, precious gems, stones & crystals, animal origin, plant origin, ocean origin and manufactured materials. But before using a necklace, you have to consider several factors like where you like to wear the necklace and the clothing to be worn with. The size of a wearer should be taken into account before wearing a necklace. So remember that shorter the necklace, the more important the size. The huge price of this necklace depends on the type of materials and time needed for designing it. There are different types of necklaces based on their length and adornment.
Types of necklaces
Ways to determine your necklace is fake gold or real
By reading this article up to this point, I hope you all got information regarding the types and popularity of a necklace. But people may have some doubts regarding how to purchase a real gold necklace? Try to buy jewelry from a reputable dealer whom you can trust. If you get a magnifying glass or jeweler's loupe, it is easy to have a close look of each necklace. As we all know gold necklaces are marked according to their purity, you must read the markings on this gold jewelry to determine whether it is gold or fake. The percentage of gold content in jewelry is determined by the following marks:
Another point is that if you look on your gold necklace near the clasp, you will be able to see a small metal tag, which will be oval or rectangle and with the same gold color as the necklace chain and clasp. The both sides of this tag will be marked with gold's karat marking as indicated above. If you see marks EP or GP on the tag, which means the necklace is plated. Also note that if the necklace has tarnished, that means if the gold appears dull and silver in color, then it is fake. These simple tips should be remembered while purchasing the latest fashioned necklaces.
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