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Women’s Necklace Size Guide
The right necklace lengths vary from person to person. Standard women’s necklace lengths are 16 to 20 inches, but different chain lengths are appropriate for different styles and outfits.
16”: A 16” necklace hits just above the collarbone and fits like a choker. This is the ideal length for petite frames and is one of the most common women’s necklace lengths.
18”: An 18” necklace falls right about at the collarbone and is the most popular chain length among women.
20”: A 20” necklace falls a few inches below the collarbone, perfect for women who want some breathing room with their chain. This length chain works best with a higher neckline.
24”: A 24” chain falls below the neckline.
36”: A 36” necklace hangs below the bust and is typically reserved for long, beaded necklaces such as pearl necklaces. They are often wrapped around twice to form double strand necklaces.
Men’s Necklace Size Guide
18”: An 18” men’s chain hits at the base of the neck and is best for young men and men with smaller neck sizes.
20”: A 20” chain is the most common length for men, falling at the collarbone. This is a good length for a men’s chain with a pendant, as the pendant will not sit too high or fall too low.
24”: A 24” chain falls just above the sternum.
30”: A 30” chain falls mid-chest and is typically used for plain chains without pendants.
36”: A 36” chain is extra long and falls below the chest.