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Choosing the Right Size Pearl Jewellery

Pearl jewellery has always been prized for its classic sophistication and elegance. A pearl necklace stands out among the many types of jewellery offered as a timeless piece that subtly enhances any outfit. To make sure your pearl necklace matches your style and improves your overall appearance, it’s important to choose the appropriate size. Explore the art of selecting the ideal pearl necklace size below, assisting you in choosing a size that complements both your sense of style and comfort.

Choosing The Right Length

A pearl necklace’s length is entirely subjective. Which style are you aiming for? A shorter string of pearls is perhaps more appropriate for you if you intend to wear them more informally. It is generally believed that longer strands are more formal, though this is not a strict rule. Consider your neckline and body shape. Collar-length or choker-style necklaces are perfect for individuals with longer necks, as they accentuate the elegant curve. Princess-length necklaces, resting just below the collarbone, are universally flattering and matinee-length necklaces, falling between the collarbone and the bust, add a touch of sophistication and are particularly suitable for business or formal occasions.

Smaller pearls, usually measuring between 5 and 7 mm, have a subtle charm that makes them ideal for casual events and daily use. Pearls that are medium in size, ranging from 7 to 9 mm, are appropriate for semi-formal occasions as well as professional settings. Larger pearls, measuring 10 mm or more, are ideal for formal events or special occasions because they make a dramatic statement. Our necklaces from Aquarian Pearls come in a variety of designs and sizes.

Morganite & South Sea Pearl Necklace with Enhancer


Morganite, Pink Sapphire & Pearl Station Necklace


Consider Different Types of Pearl Necklaces


The size of the pearl necklace depends on what type of pearl you choose. At Aquarian Pearls our range consists of long akoya pearl strands which can be layered to mixed pearl, mixed pearl shapes and coloured strands, right through to the classic round pearl strand. We also have South Sea, and Tahitian pearl necklaces that range in sizes and shapes for something more unique. Additionally, The freeform shape of Baroque pearl necklaces make them extremely popular in modern jewellery design, and are in high demand among designers.


2 rows of Australian Sapphire faceted button beads. The beads graduate in colour from green through to maroon. and range in size from 2mm to 4mm with a total carat weight of 110 carats. The strands is 48cm long and fastened with an 18 carat rose gold clasp.  Attached the the gemstone necklace is a Tahitian Pearl, set on an 18 carat rose gold, enhancer pendant, that is diamond set with 8 diamonds totaling 0.11 carats. The pearl is 15.8mm in size, grade 1 with a AAA luster and a peacock-green in colour The enhancer can detach from the gemstone necklace to be worn independently
Attached to the sapphire gemstone necklace is a Tahitian Pearl, set on an 18 carat rose gold, pendant


Our pearl and gemstone necklaces are also another kind of piece we sell that has a range of sizes to choose from. Ultimately, the best way to determine the ideal pearl necklace size is through seeing what looks best on yourself. Experiment with different lengths and sizes to see what feels comfortable and resonates with your style preferences. Consider the neckline of the outfits you frequently wear, as well as the type of occasions you attend, to ensure your chosen pearl necklace seamlessly integrates into your wardrobe. Embrace the elegance of pearls and let your chosen necklace be a reflection of your unique and refined taste.