Aloha. Since the death of Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, there has been a renewed interest in Pearls. Amongst the die-hard "Classicist" Pearls always have a place in any collection of fine jewelry, but seeing so many pictures of The Queen adorned often in Pearls has created wider interest.
Your question would actually be, "What is the difference between Matinee Length and Opera Length Pearls." It is not so much that one length of Pearls is worn to Matinees and others to the Opera, but rather these terms describe the length of the strand - whenever and wherever worn.
According to the American Gem Society (AGS), Pearls Strands are classified according to length:
Hope this helps.
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