NECKLACE SIZE CHART
Sizing Your Perfect Necklace
Preference for a necklace length may be as varied as the style of necklace you choose to wear. You may prefer GURHAN’s one-of-a-kind pendant necklaces or a 24k gold double strand or a hand-hammered paper clip chain necklace. Whichever suits your style, you’ll want to size it right. Here are some easy tips to find which length will be your perfect fit.
Already have a favorite?
If you already have a necklace at the desired length, lay it straight on a flat surface. Measure the distance from one clasp to the other and use that length. You may also measure it from end to end when it’s clasped.
Seeking a new look or don’t already have a prototype to use as a guide? A measuring tape or string will help you determine your desired length.
Tape Measure Method
Wrap the tape measure around your neckline to the preferred placement on your chest and note the length.
Measure full length
Lay the necklace on a flat surface in a straight line. Using a ruler or tape measure, measure it from one end of the clasp to the other.
Measuring when fastened
With the clasp fastened, lay the necklace down on a flat surface. Measure its length from end to end, and double the measurement to find the full length of the necklace.
Simple String Option
Use a piece of string to emulate the desired length of your necklace and then measure the size of the string.
Using a flexible tape measure
Place a flexible tape measure around your neck. To find your necklace size, meet the ends of the measure where you would like the pendant to fall on your chest (as pictured above), and note the length.
Using stringPlace a piece of string around your neck. Meet the ends of the string where you would like the pendant to fall on your chest (as pictured above). To find your necklace size, measure the length of the string using a ruler or tape measure.
Contrary to the name, a choker should not be too tight. You want it to rest around your collar for optimal comfort.
Use a flexible tape measure
Place a flexible tape measure comfortably around your neck to find your neck size. To find your choker size, add 2 inches or 5 centimeters to your neck size.
Using stringPlace a piece of string comfortably around your neck. To find your neck size, mark where the ends meet and measure the length using a ruler or tape measure. To find your choker size, add 2 inches or 5 centimeters to your neck size.
Again, using a tape measure or string you will want to measure your neckline, but not too snug. If using a tapeline, note the length and add 2-4 inches (5-10cm) to the measurement. For string, note where the ends of the string meet and add 2-4 inches (5-10cm) to determine the proper sizing for a choker necklace.
In most cases this length achieves a choker necklace.
This length will envelop the collarbones on a petite woman. On a broader-boned woman this length may be more suitable as a choker necklace.
The princess necklace length is the most common and falls just under the collarbone.
Referred to as a matinee necklace, this will fit between the collarbone and the bust.
Also falling under the classification of a matinee necklace, this will fall a bit longer than the collarbone and closer to the bust.
Known as an opera necklace, this style will fall atop the bust to slightly below.
Often called a rope necklace, this may be worn singularly as a strand of pearls hanging below the bust or may be doubled to give the semblance of a double-strand necklace.
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Necklace Lenght Chart