14” (35cm) Necklace

Fits most like a choker

16” (40cm) Necklace

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.   

18" (45cm) Necklace

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” (50cm) Necklace

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” (55cm) Necklace

Falls at or above a low neckline.

24"(60cm) Necklace

Falls below any neckline.

26" (66cm) Necklace

Lays below the bustline.

28” (71cm) Necklace

Hang few inches below the bustline.

30” (76cm) Necklace

Common with pearl strands and will hang below the bosom. They can be worn as a single strand or you can double them for an 18-inch necklace.


Here we have a standard women’s chain size chart. This chart can help you measure what size chain is suitable for your style and needs.

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.

Everyone is unique, both physically and in aesthetic preferences. This guide will hopefully help you decide on the right chain length for you or the gift recipient.

The easiest and best way to determine the right chain length for you is to measure using a soft measuring tape. If you do not have a soft measuring tape, wrap a ribbon around the base of the wearer’s neck, mark the spot where the ends meet, then lay the ribbon against a yardstick or ruler to determine approximate neck size.

After a measurement is obtained, it’s a good idea to opt for a necklace size that is at least the second size up from your neck size. For example, if you have an 18-inch neck, you should probably choose a chain length of 20 inches or more. An 18-inch chain would feel too tight. Also consider the type of necklace when choosing length.

Please remember that this is only a guide, and you may find you need a slightly longer or shorter chain.

We make orders to have adjustable size. For example, if you order 18” chain length, you would be able to adjust it to 16” to 20”.

Feel free to contact our customer service, we would be happy to help you.

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