Short on length, but never on style
A necklace is never simply a necklace. With such a wide range of options, it’s enough to make anyone’s—but particularly a less-than-familiar with jewelry gift shopper’s-head spin. I can imagine (and have seen) the scenario play out with boyfriends, husbands, brothers, and dads. They need a necklace, they say. What kind? It doesn’t matter, just something she’ll like. And then you lay it on him. Were you looking for a pendant necklace? Chokers are quite popular at the moment. How about an opera-length? No? A by-the-yard chain, then? I don’t envy the decision maker with all of these choices. And yet, I’m so glad that they’re all available. Add to that long list of styles the collar, or collier, as many of these have been so lushly labeled, and you’ve got quite the cast to work with. And while I can’t imagine any of these choices being something a just-strolled-in shopper looking for that special something is going to come away with (most aren’t your same-day, spur-of-the-moment purchases, if you know what I mean), I can assuredly say that anyone fortunate enough to be gifted such exquisite jewels will be quite satisfied indeed.
Exceptionals collection collier with 66.16 cts. t.w. sapphires, 57.54 cts. t.w. emeralds, and 61.36 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Butani
Short collier in hematite, titanium, and silver alloy with Swarovski Crystals, $220; Coeur de Lion
Drago collection collier in 18k rose gold with 1.46 cts. t.w. diamonds, $22,000; Garavelli
Lace collar necklace in 18k white gold with 57 cts. t.w. sapphires and 23 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Sutra
Anniversary necklace in 18k yellow gold with 102.14 cts. t.w. sapphires, emerald, and blue opal doublets and 14.34 cts. t.w. brown diamonds, $26,400; Graziela Gems