|("Lorraine" by Handmaden Designs)|
Matinée: this is the term used to refer to a 20" to 24" necklace.
Opera: an opera necklace is an extremely long necklace. It refers to a necklace that is 30" to 36" long. It should fall to the breastbone and may be worn doubled over instead of at its full length.
Rope or sautoir: this refers to any necklace that is longer than an opera necklace. They may be worn long, knotted, or wrapped around the neck multiple times.
Dog collar: a dog collar is a choker that is worn right up to the neck rather than laying on the collarbone.
Bib: is a necklace with multiple strands of beads or chains at difference lengths.
Torsade: is a necklace in which the strands of beads or chains are twisted together and clasped in a way that they stay that way.
Graduated: is any necklace in which the beads gradually increase and decrease in size.
Uniform: any necklace in which the beads all stay the same size.
Lariat: is an open-ended necklace with no clasp. It may be fastened with a ring, brooch, "lariat loop," or tied in a loose knot.
Lavalier: is a pendant necklace with a single drop.
Negligee: is a pendant necklace with two drops of unequal lengths.