A necklace is an article of jewelry which is worn around the neck. Necklaces are frequently formed from a metal jewelry chain. Others are woven or manufactured from cloth using string or twine. Common features of necklaces include colorful stones,wood, art glass, feathers, shells, beads or corals – a hugely wide variety of other adornments have also been used.
Necklaces are worn by both men and women in cultures around the world for purposes of adornment and social status.However, in Western society, the word necklace in English often carries a female connotation.
In the modern era, a variety of new metals are available for necklaces that earlier generations could not properly melt until high-temperature crucibles and blowtorches were developed, such as stainless steel and titanium; electroplating has enabled mass ownership of gold jewelry,mostly.