Frequent question: How is the length of a necklace measured?

How are lengths of necklaces measured?

To measure, wrap a soft tape measure around your neck, keeping the tape measure parallel to the floor as you measure. Then, add 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) to your neck measurement to calculate your minimum recommended chain length.

What is the usual length of a necklace?

Standard (or princess) length necklaces (usually 45cm or 18″) are the most commonly worn length and will suit most situations. If you’re looking for a necklace or pendant to wear day to day, then this is likely to be your go-to length.

What is the most popular necklace length?

18-inch, or princess, necklaces are the most popular necklace length. They can be worn with any neckline and outfit – transitioning effortlessly from a chic, everyday look to an elegant, evening ensemble.

How long is a 24 inch chain on a man?

This is our most popular chain length. Typically, a 20–24-inch chain will sit between the first and second buttons on a collared shirt. 22-24 inches may look slightly more relaxed as the chain will hang slightly lower on your chest. At this length, these chains can be worn easily under or over your clothes.

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What is the average chain length for a woman’s necklace?

The most common women’s necklace chain length is 18 inches. This size fits the average sized woman.

Where does a 16 inch necklace fall?

A 16″ necklace hits just above the collarbone and fits like a choker. This is the ideal length for petite frames and is one of the most common women’s necklace lengths.

Is 16 inch necklace a choker?

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Chokers are usually between 15″ and 16″in length and sit beautifully around the collar bone on the average size neck. If you have a larger neck size, an 18″ necklace will sit more like a choker; if your neck is smaller than average neck, a 15″ length would be more suitable as a choker.

What is the average length of a necklace for a man?

Most chain lengths chosen for men typically fall at the collar bone, which is usually around 20 inches in length. If the necklace includes a medallion, cross, or dog tag, a slightly longer length is suggested. Multiple chains of varying lengths may be worn for a layered look.

What is a good length for a men’s necklace?

For most men’s chains, 50 cm (20”) is the average length. This falls at the collar bone between the top two buttons on a shirt and looks good inside or outside the shirt. If you’re wearing a pendant necklace, opt for 55-63 cm (22-25”) so the pendant finishes in the middle of your chest.

What size necklace fits over head?

A chain will look shorter on a tall or large person than it will on a small person. Longer chain (28″ and 30″) can slip over the head without unfastening, which might be helpful to someone who has trouble fastening small clasp.

Necklace length chart.

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Necklace Length Position on the Body
23-25″ On the chest