This guide shows where each necklace length falls on an average size female body.

To measure your desired necklace length, please use a string, a marker and a ruler, and follow our easy step-by-step instructions below:

  • Step 1: Take the piece of string and wrap it around your neck where you want your necklace to lay.
  • Step 2: Hold the string where it's the perfect fit with your fingers, and mark the spot with the marker.
  • Step 3: Use a ruler and measure the length of the string from the tip to where you marked it with the marker.

That is the length of your necklace!

Length Style Placement
12” - 14” Choker Length Wraps closely around the neck. It’s best to measure your neck first to make sure you’ll have a comfortable fit.
16” Collar Length A common necklace length, on a petite women it will sit at the base of the collarbone, while for a larger women it will sit at the base of the neck.
18”  Princess Length Perhaps the most common length and universally flattering, a necklace this length will sit comfortably below the collarbone or a couple of inches lower on a petite women.
20”  Matinee Length This necklace length will sit at the bust line.
22” - 24” Opera Length Good for both business and casual wear, a necklace this length will sit on the bust or close to the ribcage. You may even wrap the necklace around twice making it look like a double strand necklace.