Gold is one of the most versatile metals used to make jewelry. If you are planning to invest in it, you must remember to first check out the gold prices in the market. Really high rates for gold would mean that you can buy gold but exchanging your old gold pieces for new ones may be very difficult.
You can also go in for more affordable options like gold plated jewelry or 14 to 18 carat gold. Here are some tips that will be handy when you set about buying your gold necklace.
You must first consider the type of occasion for which you are buying the piece. Evening wear demands an attractive, showy piece, while day wear would mean less bling and more comfort. You will have to match the piece with your wardrobe and also check if you want to pendant along with the piece.
The pendant also makes a world of a difference to the piece you are wearing and you might want to mix and match to avoid repetition. The necklace should also be of the right length. You would not want a choker if your neck is not long enough.
For those with smaller necks, a longer necklace gives an appearance of length. Long necks can carry of close fitting necklaces very well.
While choosing the piece, you can browse though the price category that best suits your tastes and budget. You can also choose from a variety of carat of gold. The rule of thumb is that the higher the carats the purer the gold.
You will also find different colors of gold in amazing designs. You can choose from white, rose and pink colored gold. A recent addition is gold with a green tinge. You can also choose a piece studded with semi-precious stones of diamonds if that is more to your liking.