Why Necklace Length Guide Matters

It’s such an exciting thing to buy a nice necklace online without being away from home, especially when we can customize our personalized name necklace. Necklace length is a vital factor that matters a lot when it comes to online necklace shopping. When we look for a personal dreaming necklace online, apart from choosing the right pendant, please don’t forget to choose the right necklace chain length. We’ll be disappointed if the length of our selective necklace doesn’t live up to our expectations, therefore, choosing the most suitable length of necklace chain is a must-do thing before placing orders. So here, we propose our necklace length guide to assist you in choosing a satisfying necklace chain length.

Detailed Necklace Length Guide

According to Healthline,’ As of 2016, the average eight trusted Source for American women 20 years old and up is just under 5 foot 4 inches (about 63.7 inches) tall. The average weight is 170.6 pounds.‘,  ‘the average age-adjusted height for American men 20 years old and up is 69.1 inches (175.4 centimeters). That’s about 5 feet 9 inches tall. This number comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data published in December 2018‘, the below length guides have referred to the data.

Necklaces with the right chain length will greatly reflect your elegant and stunning appearance. To better choose the suitable necklace chain length, IKKMIR Jewelry has set up reference size charts for average necklace chain length for a woman, man, and child respectively. We show the women, men, children necklace chain length guide in tables and charts respectively.

Firstly, this is the woman necklace length guide table, see Table 1 below and Figure 1 for an abridged general view.

Chain Length Position
14″  ~ 35cm The necklace wraps closely around a woman’s neck averagely.
16″  ~40cm The necklace falls perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar. For a petite woman, it hangs loosely around the neck and falls just at the collarbone. On a plus-size woman, it might sit more like a choker.
18″ ~ 45cm (common choice) This chain length is a common and average choice for most women that sits elegantly on the collarbone.
20″ ~50cm The necklace will be below the collarbone more or less.
22″ ~60cm The necklace falls at or just above the top of the bust
24″ ~56cm The necklace will be near the top of the bust

Table1: Women Necklace Length Guide


Figure 1: Abridged General View of A Woman (Female) Necklace

Secondly, this is a men’s necklace chain length guide, see Table 2 for detailed guidance.

Chain Length Position
18″ ~45cm The necklace sits at the base of the neck (for smaller neck sizes).
20″ ~50cm (common choice) The necklace near the collarbone.
22″ ~55cm The necklace sits several inches below the collarbone.
24″ ~60cm The necklace will be just above the sternum.

Table2: Men (Male) Necklace Length Guide

Finally, for a child, the customer should refer to table1 and table2 for overall consideration before placing necklace orders.

Choosing the Suitable Necklace Chain Length for A Woman

The necklace length matters a lot to a woman’s beauty and appearance, overall consideration of body shape, face shape, neck size, and height is also essential for a necklace to compliment your body.

Body Shape

For women with smaller chest circumferences, a long thin chain would look great. A necklace that sits below the breast line should not be chosen by full-figured women as this length necklace will not hang properly. Instead, try a necklace that sits slightly higher on the body, such as an 18- to 22-inch necklace.

Face Shape

Necklaces help to frame your face which can help you accentuate your strongest facial features and alter the way your face is perceived by others.

Women with round faces should circumvent short necklaces or chokers as they will accentuate the roundness of their faces. Those who have oval-shaped faces can wear almost any shape, length, or type of necklace.

For those with a long-shape face who may want to broaden and soften the shape of their faces, should wear shorter necklaces. Short, round necklaces will keep from adding length.

Heart-shaped faces look great with chokers or any short necklace as they create an illusion of fullness and balance out a narrow chin.

Neck Size

It’s very helpful to measure your neck size before determining the chain length, especially when you buy a choker. Chokers are a great choice for people with long necks but not for short-necked individuals. When you get the accurate size, you shall add 2 inches to that size, then you’ll get a nice choker length; and 4 inches to that, you will get a nice necklace length.


A long necklace tends to overwhelm a smaller frame. Women below 5’4” look best in 16-to-20 inches necklace length.  Women who fall between the height of 5’4” to 5’7” can wear necklaces of any length.

Conclusion Remarks

We believe our customers will benefit from this detailed necklace length guide a lot. IKKMIR Jewelry features a variety of shapes and lengths of personalized name necklaces customers are sure to love.

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

No.1 Detailed Necklace Length Guide – How to Choose Most Suitable Necklace Chain Length
Published On: May 4th, 2021Categories: Tips4.2 min readLast Updated: October 22nd, 2021