HOW TO MEASURE
Fits most like a choker
Falls perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar. On a petite woman it will hit your collarbone while for plus size women it might feel more like a choker.
A common choice for women that will fall just below the throat at the collarbone. This length is popular for adding pendants which will hang over a crew neck.
Will fall a few inches below the collarbone and allow a little more breathing room. Perfect for a low, plunging neckline or if you want to wear it over a turtleneck.
Falls at or above a low neckline.
Falls below any neckline.
Common with pearl strands and will hang below the bosom. They can be worn as a single strand or you can double them for an 18 inch necklace.
|Necklace Length (inch) *||Style||Body Position||Best Fit|
|10-14||Collar||Fit closely to the neck||Heart-Shaped, Oval, Rectangular, Oblong|
|16||Choker, Chain, Locket, Strand||Lies closely around the neck||Heart-Shaped, Oval|
|18||Princess||Hangs at the collarbone||Oval|
|20||Matinee||Reaches just past the collarbone||Oval|
|22||Matinee||Hangs at the top of the bust||Oval|
|24||Matinee||Sits around the center of the bust||Oval|
|28 to 38 **||Opera, Lariat, Rope||Drapes below the bust||Round Face, Oval|
|40 and above **||Opera, Lariat, Rope||Extends past the navel||Oval|
* The length of the necklace clasp is not included in the necklace measurements. Normally, clasps are around ¾ of an inch.
**Long necklaces may be wrapped around the neck a 2-3 times to achieve a layered affect.