A problem with my pearl necklace

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: What is your opinion on this necklace?
    I prefer the full length original necklace : (3 votes)
    11 %
    I prefer the shortened necklace : (16 votes)
    57 %
    None of them are good on you : (9 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 2
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    That necklace is a bit much in my opinion. It looks very much like costume jewelry. Nothing wrong with that, I wear costume jewelry at times. But, I think this necklace is too much for your dress and your small frame. Shortening it, at least in that second picture makes it hit your neck at a strange place and makes your neck look much wider than it is. You are tiny and have an adorable, slim figure and it is not doing you any favors.


    That makes things awkward with the ILs I know…perhaps you can wear the necklace for a few pictures or to the rehearsal dinner? Can you say your mom also got you something that you didn’t know about until recently?

    As an aside I think buying you wedding jewelry is presumptuous since it is so personal to many people, you may have had an heirloom in mind, etc. I am sure it came with the best of intentions though. Keep us posted.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  Stiletto13. Reason: Edited for a spelling error
    Post # 3
    1056 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I like pearl necklaces but I think you’re right that this one is a little too clunky.  I think the pearls should be smaller. Can you wear it for the rehearsal dinner instead of at your actual wedding?

    Post # 5
    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Jaanat:  I don’t like how big the pearls are either – way to costumey for me. Since you can’t get away with not wearing it, then I would definitely try to modify it somehow. But how can you get away with modifying it? To me that’s not much different than just wearing an entirely different necklace.

    Post # 6
    42166 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it looks better shorter. Although the pp says it makes your neck look wider, that wouldn’t be true if you actually  shortened the necklace. It would lie closer to the base of your neck. It is being held away from the base of your neck by the people in the back of the picture.

    You could use the leftover pearls to make a bracelet or earrings, but not necessarily wear them that day.

    Post # 7
    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I actually love it long, but you’re the one who has to wear it. What about looping it a few times and wearing it as a bracelet?

    Post # 8
    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I love pearls. When you have a big strand like that, IMO, a short necklace has the effect of making your shoulders look wider. A longer necklace has the effect of moving the gaze down the body… I think it is elongating the torso. For that reason, I prefer it long, but PP is right… if you don’t like it, why not wear it as a bracelet?

    Post # 10
    2387 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I love pearls, but the smaller pearls- these almost look like the pearls on the flinstones that wilma or betty wore 24/7. I like the idea of looping them around your wrist to make a bracelet. If you have to wear it as a necklace I think the longer length looks best… Or you could take one off the strand and make a simple single pearl necklace like this and use the rest for earrings & a bracelet or even a brooch for your sash? https://img0.etsystatic.com/020/0/5223743/il_340x270.501741446_qarx.jpg 

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