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How to choose the right chain length

Women's Standard Length Necklace Sizes:

Length(in.) Length(cm) Description
16 inches 40 cm
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.
17-19 inches 43-48 cm
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.
20 inches 50 cm
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.
22 inches 55 cm
Falls at or above a low neckline.
24 inches 60 cm
Falls below any neckline.

 

Men's Standard Length Necklace Sizes:

Length(in.) Length(cm) Description
18 inches 45 cm
Base of the neck  - for smaller neck sizes
20 inches 50 cm
To collarbone -most common length for average men.
22 inches 55 cm
A few inches below collarbone.
24 inches 60 cm
Just above sternum.