HX Jewelry | Necklace Size Guide

The Necklace Size Guide describes the various necklace lengths. This detailed necklace size guides should be useful for you and will help you to get the best fit for necklaces.

Necklace Jewelry Size Guide

Necklace Length Guide

Necklaces and chains are available in different lengths and styles. You should choose the length and style of the necklace or chain based on neck size, personality and clothing.

Necklace Measurement

Neck size can be measured easily by using a sewing (soft) measuring tape. Wrap this tape around the base of your neck to determine neck size. If you don’t have a soft measuring tape, then you can also use a yardstick, ruler or stiff metal measuring tape. In this case, you need to wrap a ribbon around the base of your neck, mark the spot where it meets, and then lay it against the yardstick or metal measuring tape to determine neck size.

Types of Necklaces Based on Length

Necklaces traditionally come in six lengths. Depending on the length, the necklace will hang to a different part of the wearer’s body.

  • Collar (30-33 cm or 12-13 Inches): Collar necklaces are worn closely around the neck and can consist of multiple strands. This type of necklace looks nice with V-necks, boat necks and off–the–shoulder clothing.
  • Choker (33-38 cm or 13-15 Inches): You must also make sure that you have taken printouts without changing the image size either intentionally or unintentionally.
  • Princess (38-46 cm or 15-18 Inches): The Princess is the most popular necklace length and falls just below the throat. It lies between choker and matinee length. A pendant can also be added for a bold and eye-catching look. Princess necklaces look beautiful on all types of attire.
  • Matinee (48-58 cm or 19-23 Inches): Matinee style also offers one of the most popular necklace lengths and it comes in between princess and opera length. Matinee necklaces look stunning on casual or business attire.
  • Opera (70-90 cm or 28-36 Inches): Opera necklaces come in lengths which range from 28 to 34 inches long. You can wear this as a single or double strand. It is perfect for high or crew necklines and is very complimentary, especially to evening wear.
  • Rope (100+ cm or 40+ Inches): A Rope necklace comes in the longest length, and it has a different and dramatic look. A rope necklace looks elegant on most any type of clothing. This necklace can be transformed into multi-strand necklace and when worn with strands of graduated lengths, it is known as a bib necklace.
  • Necklace Length Comparison Chart

    The necklace length comparison chart below illustrates where necklaces / chains of different lengths will hang on a person with an average neck size.

    HX Jewelry | Necklace Length Chart

    Most Common Lengths for Necklaces / Chains

    Following table shows the most common necklace / chain lengths depending on the wearer.

    Wearer with
    Average Neck Size
    (in inches)
    Babies 13
    Youth 16
    Adult Women 18
    Adult Men 24


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