Necklace lengths are measured from the hollow at the base of the throat. If your neck measures 13 inches, then a 16 inch necklace will drape about one and one half inches below the base of the throat. The common approximation is to allow one half inch of drape per each inch of necklace length.
Necklace Style Rule: A necklace is considered a frame of a woman's features and designates the area to drawn attention to. Shorter necklaces will drawn attention to a woman's face while longer necklaces will direct the eyes to your cleavage. Our necklace Sizing Guide can assist you in making the right choice of a necklace or pendant set. Choose the next size up for larger necks.
Collar (12-13 inches)
Collar necklaces for a snug fit around the middle of the neck.
Choker (14-16 inches)
The classic and versatile choker necklace lays perfectly around the base of the neck.
Princess (17-19 inches)
A princess necklace, falling just below the throat, typically is worn as contrast to low, plunging necklines especially with a pendant to add bold, eye-catching look. This is the most popular necklace size.
Matinee (20-24 inches)
The Matinee is the perfect choice for casual or business attire.
Opera (28-34 inches)
The adorning opera necklace is versatile enough to transform from day to elegant eveningwear, from a double to single strand.
Rope (over 45 inches)
Measuring at least 45 inches in length, this must-have woman’s accessory, is both elegant and classic, will dress up any outfit day or night. The versatile rope necklace can be transformed into a multi-strand necklace with matching bracelet combination.
Bracelet Sizing Guide