Necklace Size Chart
Women's Standard Necklace Sizes
Fits like a choker
A 16 inch necklace falls perfectly around the base of the neck, fitting like a collar for most people. For petite frames, a 16 inch necklace might hang slightly lower down to your collarbones. Most necklaces come in 16 inch length and will complement almost any neckline. For plus size women, this necklace might feel like a choker.
An 18 inch necklace is popular choice among women and will fall just below the throat at the collarbone. This length is popular for adding pendants, and the piece will hang over a crew neck t-shirt.
A 20 inch necklace will fall a few inches below the collarbone and will allow a little more breathing room. This is a good length if you have a low, plunging neckline or if you would like to wear it over a turtleneck.
Falls at or above a neckline.
Falls below a neckline.
A 36 inch necklace is common with pearl strands and will hang below the bosom. They can be worn as a single strand or you can wrap them around twice for an 18 inch necklace.
Men's Standard Necklace Sizes
An 18 inch necklace is short and falls just at the base of the neck. Beaded necklaces may be done at this length so it will sit above a crew neck t-shirt’s neck line. For small neck sizes.
A 20 inch necklace is the most common length for men and will fall at the collarbone. It will fall just a little bit longer than a crew neck t-shirts neck line or will show completely with a low v-neck or unbuttoned dress shirt.
A 22 inch necklace falls a few inches below a collar bone and can be worn over or under a shirt. This is a common length for chains because they offer more breathing room.
A 24 inch necklace is long and is commonly used to keep religious or meaningful pendants under the shirt and closer to the heart. Falls just above the sternum.
*Please keep in mind that these are all approximations for an average woman’s or man’s height and size. Larger people will need longer lengths and petite ones will need shorter lengths.
Suggested Sterling Silver Chain Options for Pendants
Coreana Chain: We have Coreana chain in sterling silver and gold vermeil. Sizes available are 16in, 18in, 20in and 24in. If you would like a thinner chain then you can select the 016 Gauge(1mm wide) and if you'd like a thicker chain then you can order the 030 Gauge(3mm wide).
Rolo Chain: We have Rolo chains in .925 sterling silver and gold vermeil. We have 16in, 18in, 20in and 24in chains and also in 040 gauge and 060 gauge.
Box Chain: We carry box chains in sizes 16in, 18in and 20in in 028 gauge in sterling silver and gold vermeil.
Beaded Chain: We have sterling silver bead chains in 16in, 18in, 20in and 24in with 180 gauge and 220 gauge.
Snake Chain: We have snake chains in sterling silver and gold vermeil. Available sizes are 16in, 18in, 20in and 24in. Snake chains comes in 025 gauge, 040 gauge and 320 gauge.
Rope Chain: We have rope chains in sterling silver and gold vermeil. Sizes available are 16in, 18in, 20in and 24in. Rope chain comes in 50 gauge and 70 gauge.
Black Silk Cord: The silk cord is one of our best selling items. The clasp of the black silk cord is made of 925 sterling silver. Available sizes in silk cords are 14in, 16in, 18in, 20in, 24in, 30in and 36in.