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Necklace Lengths

Necklace Descriptions

How to Measure and Determine your Correct Necklace Size

  • You need a flexible tape measure, strip of cloth or ribbon. Take that and measure around the base of your neck.
  • Get the circumference of the neck from the hollow at the base of the throat.
  • Order the length that is at least the next size up in standard length necklace size chart.

Women’s Standard Length Necklace Sizes

Length(in.) Length(cm) Description
16 inches 40 cm Choker length
17-19 inches 43-48 cm At the collarbone
20 inches 50 cm A few inches below the collarbone
22 inches 55 cm At or above the neckline
24 inches 60 cm Below the neckline

Typical Necklace Lengths

  • Choker length, 16 inches, choker falls perfectly around the base of the neck. If you are very slim, a 16-inch necklace might hang to your collarbone.
  • Princess length, 18 inches, will fall at the collarbone. For plus size person with a larger neck size, this is best suited for crew and high necklines.
  • Matinee length, 20 inches, will fall past the collarbone just above a modest scoop neckline. This necklace is the right choice for casual or business dress.


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Care and Feeding of Beaded Jewelry

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