Hey Kouklas! Before you place any order for a new necklace, it’s important to take a look at a few things regarding your necklace. Although the aesthetics are important, but the length of the chain is also an important decision. Necklaces or chains come in industry standard lengths; five different lengths for women, and four for men.
By selecting the right necklace length that will best showcase your jewelry, accentuate your best features, suit your body type, and frame your face. Not all of our chains include the size of the pendant, which can add another 1-2 inches when wearing so be mindful when selecting.
Take for instance the above Rice Pearl Necklace with Pendant, it looks like a choker but is 15″ in length and adding the pendant gives it another 1/2″ since it is a mini initial. A 16″ necklace falls perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar. On a petite woman it hangs loosely around the neck and falls just at the collarbone. On a plus size women it might sit more like a choker.
An 18″ necklace is a common choice for women and sits elegantly on the collarbone rather than a 20″ which falls just below the collar bone, but may be a better choice for a plus sized woman. A 22″ is a great choice if you want your chain to fall at or just above the top of the bust.
Plain and simple, when choosing your chain, you want to consider such features as your neck, your height, your body type and your face shape. Also be sure to measure your neck so that you are choosing the correct size in any style and the easiest way to do that is to take a measuring tape and wrap closely around your neck.