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    I was wondering what's everyone's favourite length for a single strand of pearls or a tin cup? 20 or 22 inches? Longer or shorter?

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    That's a bit like asking about a favorite child...my answer is my favorite length is the length I am wearing at any given time! More directly, for me, it depends on what I'm wearing.
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    • #3
      I tend to like shorter necklaces, but a long rope is also stunning. I find 17-18 inches a very versatile length and what I would get for "general use" pearls.
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      • #4
        My favorite tin cup length is 38" to 40". Can then be worn doubled or as a long necklace. Probably that would be my favorite length for a regular pearl necklace, too(if the pearls are small enough) and if it wasn't so expensive. What I have been doing with my other pearls is having them at 17" and having PP add a 3 inch extender chain, so I can wear them at my neckline or longer over a sweater or blouse.

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        • #5
          I like a 32" - 36" rope. I like to be able to see and feel my pearls while I'm wearing them.

          However, I also like to wear pearls in layers. A 16" choker, 18" necklace and a long rope all at the same time.

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          • #6
            I like 17/18" and 26" best for regular strands.

            I'm about to turn one of my 18" into a tin cup and have not decided on the length --- I don't always like how they look doubled.

            Also, I think maybe I like a shorter section of chain between pearls more than a longer section.
            Last edited by Pearl Dreams; 09-15-2015, 04:59 PM.

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            • #7
              20" for me. Other lengths don't look nice on me with what I usually wear. But 20" fits most of my wardrobe and I like how it makes my neck look
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              • #8
                20-21" is my sweet spot for a single strand. I'm quite tall and my neck is not as slender as it used to be, so I like a little extra length. I can always use a pearl shortener if a particular blouse requires a shorter necklace.

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                • #9
                  I think it depends on your proportions and what you want to emphasize/shift the attention from in your body. I am petite but relatively large chested, so for ticker necklaces I generally like 22-25" best. For (the usual-sized) pearl strands I like 16-17" best, as I think they put more attention on my neck, I think, though I also like 18", maybe because I am used to longer necklaces.

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                  • #10
                    I like any length, just as long as it is 18 inches, or more. A 16" necklace on me looks like a "cut here" line. Just not attractive.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
                      I like 17/18" and 26" best for regular strands.

                      I'm about to turn one of my 18" into a tin cup and have not decided on the length --- I don't always like how they look doubled.

                      Also, I think maybe I like a shorter section of chain between pearls more than a longer section.
                      Oooh, that sounds interesting...what kind of pearls? chain? Can you tell I have a thing for tin cups?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JerseyPearl View Post
                        Oooh, that sounds interesting...what kind of pearls? chain? Can you tell I have a thing for tin cups?
                        It's a strand of 7.5-8.5mm metallic luster exotics that I bought from PP in 2008. They are very regular in shape-- nice ovals-- and have subtle pastel colors in diffuse light-- but in brighter light appear mostly silvery. I am thinking of alternating the pearls with some gemstone beads I have but I'll have to see which ones complement the pearls' colors (if any).

                        I bought palladium silver wire and rhodium-plated sterling silver rolo chain in the hope of avoiding tarnish.

                        I've been planning this forever but...well, I had to put my cat to sleep yesterday morning and I've been in a funk.
                        I have to find the motivation again.

                        Sorry I don't want turn the thread into being about my cat. I'll post about it on Other Stuff.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
                          It's a strand of 7.5-8.5mm metallic luster exotics that I bought from PP in 2008. They are very regular in shape-- nice ovals-- and have subtle pastel colors in diffuse light-- but in brighter light appear mostly silvery. I am thinking of alternating the pearls with some gemstone beads I have but I'll have to see which ones complement the pearls' colors (if any).

                          I bought palladium silver wire and rhodium-plated sterling silver rolo chain in the hope of avoiding tarnish.

                          I've been planning this forever but...well, I had to put my cat to sleep yesterday morning and I've been in a funk.
                          I have to find the motivation again.

                          Sorry I don't want turn the thread into being about my cat. I'll post about it on Other Stuff.
                          I am so sorry for your loss...our furry friends are our best companions...unconditional love knows no bounds.
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                          • #14
                            Thank you, I know you understand-- I started the other thread, so let's return here to the topic of "Favorite single strand length! "

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                            • #15
                              Mostly I wear large pearls with scoop and v-neck styles, so 20-21 inches for me, or at least 40 inches to double. (So sorry, PD)
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