A rope chain necklace is simple, understated elegance. Adding instant sparkle to any outfit, it never overpowers the clothing or other jewelry. Available in several metals, these chains also come in a variety of lengths, so there's one to go with anything else that is worn. A stylish and fun look is wearing several chains of different lengths. These necklaces can all be of the same metal, or in different metals for a unique look.
A short choker necklace can be worn with or without a pendant. Look for a rope chain that measures 16 to 18-inches long. A gold chain that is 16 or 18 inches chain will lie close to the neck and an attached pendant will fall above the breastbone. This style looks great with low cut V-neck dresses and blouses, as well as crew cut styles. These are available in sterling silver and other metals by Giani Bernini and others.
For a necklace that falls just to the top of the breastbone, look for white gold necklaces that are 20 inches. These come in both white gold as well as yellow gold. Beautiful either with or without a pendant, these chains look fabulous over a high cut crew neck dress or sweater. Get a little more pizzazz from the look by pairing it with a shorter version.
Necklaces that measure 24 inches fall just above the bust. These can be worn with either high or low-cut tops and are offered in sterling silver, white gold and yellow gold chains. Chains that are 24 to 30 inches fall to the bust line and are usually worn with other strands to create an interesting look. Try these with two to three other shorter chains.
To create even more visual appeal, alternate white and yellow gold chains or wear an odd number of chains with one of a different color in the middle. Try a 16-inch sterling silver chain with a 24-inch sterling silver chain and wear an 18 to 20-inch necklace in yellow gold between the two.
Shop for rope chain lengths from sixteen inches all the way up to 30 inches to create a variety of looks and styles, all today at Macy's.