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06 May,2019

How to Choose the Necklace Chain Length

Choosing the right necklace chain will determine where your name necklace sits on your body. Our most common women chain length women gravitate toward 16" and 18".

If possible, take the time to measure your neck before purchasing any necklace. The easiest way to measure your neck is to gently long piece of string and loop it around your neck, close the string at the point where you would like the necklace to sit. Lay the string/chain flat on a surface and measure the length up to the mark. This measurement should be your necklace chain length.

 

 

Please note that the chain lengths mentioned on the website do not include the length of the pendant. Most of our pendants run between 0.75"-2" (2-5 cm), so the total length of your customized necklaces will be the length of your selected chain plus the length of your name pendant.

Depending on your neck size, 14-inch necklaces wrap very closely around the neck. These necklaces may also be referred to as collar necklaces. If you want your necklace to sit at the neck, but with a looser fit, consider purchasing a 16-inch necklace, which typically sits just above the collarbone.

18-inch necklaces sit at the collarbone. Even though 18-inch necklaces are longer than typical collars or chokers, they will still appear to sit quite close to the neck. Pendants attached to 18-inch necklaces will typically lie above the breastbone. 18-inch necklaces are the most common necklace length and are often referred to as princess necklaces. If you want a necklace that sits just below the collarbone, but above the neckline, consider a 20-inch necklace. The 20-inch necklace length is common for many chains, strands, and lockets. Twenty-inch necklaces are also known as a matinee.

Twenty-two-inch necklaces sit at or just above the top of the bust. This necklace length may also be called a matinee. In fact, a matinee necklace may range anywhere from 20 to 24 inches in length. A 24-inch matinee will typically lay at or just below the center of the bust.

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