Necklace and Chain Sizing Guide

Choosing the Right Necklace Length

Everyone is unique, both physically and in aesthetic preferences. In other words, we aren't all "standard" size nor do we have the same taste in jewelry. For individuals that require a special size necklace, sometimes ordering the same necklace in the next standard size (either up or down) works as well as customization. Depending on the style of necklace, a jeweler can also remove links to shorten the length for those with small necks. (Note: It's always a good idea to keep the extra links in case the necklace is eventually passed on to an individual with a larger neck or backup links are needed in the event repairs are necessary.) Not all necklaces are available in the size you may need however, and customization may be necessary.

If you have a specific necklace or chain style in mind and customization is necessary, several steps need to be taken. First,  contact us via phone, email or live chat or in store and specify your special requirements in regards to size and style. We will check the feasibility of customizing a particular necklace in the desired size. If the necklace can be customized, we'll provide you with a quote and time frame for completion. Please note that custom orders take time, not only to obtain quotes, but for the customized construction.

Choosing Chain Lengths

Consider where the wearer is likely to wear the necklace and the clothing that is likely to be worn with it. Some women may wear different lengths for different occasions and seasons. A choker style may look wonderful with a cocktail dress with a scooped neckline but may not fit over a turtleneck sweater. Many women opt for longer necklaces in the winter as bulky clothing may require the extra length. Take the wearer's size into account. A 24 inch necklace on a petite woman may hang down too far just as the same necklace may be ideal for a larger woman. In general, the shorter the necklace, the more important the size. Necklaces that are too short may not fit at all.