The best way to estimate the right length for you is to measure a necklace or bracelet that fits the way you like. People have very different neck & wrist sizes, so when in doubt, measure! Many of our pieces are adjustable, so take into account that a necklace we are offering at 15" with 2" of adjustment will be able to be lengthened up to 17" long. If you are buying a gift for someone, here are some guidelines that will help.
12-15" is choker length. It will fit up on the slender part of the neck. This is a fun length for children & teenagers, petite or slim women, or people who really like chokers (not everyone does!). 15" should sit right at the base of the neck, near the hollow of the throat. This is a great length for slim, young, and/or active women. It will fit inside most necklines and won't get in your way if you are running around. Again, people have very different neck sizes, so it is best to check before ordering a necklace of this length. Many of our 15" necklaces have a 2" adjustment chain, allowing the necklace to go from 15"-17" depending on where you attach the clasp - please read the necklace description for info.
16" is a standard short necklace length. This should come about 1" to 2" below the hollow of the throat. Perfect for ladies who like a shorter length without being too tight.
17" is a good intermediate length, and a nice choice for a larger or taller woman who likes her necklaces to not be too long or too short. Many of our 17" necklaces have a 2" adjustment chain, allowing the necklace to go from 17"-19" depending on where you attach the clasp - please read the necklace description for info.
18" is a standard medium length, it should hit about 3" to 4" below the base of the throat. This can be a comfortable choice for women who are of medium build or are taller than the average.
20" and longer, is a great choice for women who like their necklaces to come to the center of the chest, be worn over turtlenecks or sweaters, or who have larger neck sizes.
"Opera" length describes a necklace of about 32" or longer, that can be worn long over dresses, sweaters, or turtlenecks and usually can be worn in a variety of creative ways. This can be a great length for the young and fashionable who like versatility in their jewelry, and can also be the perfect choice for an older woman who has arthritis or trouble with clasps - they can simply slip the necklace over their head for easy enjoyment!