While necklaces come in an array of styles, a necklace’s size is generally associated with a certain term; for instance: choker, matinee, or opera. Please refer to the diagram below for the different styles/lengths.
“Chokers” are certainly all the rage. This particular style varies from 14-16 inches and is designed to accent the neck by hugging its contours.
“Princess” necklaces tend to be around 16 to 18 inches long and rest somewhere between the lower neck and bust line.
“Matinée” strands are longer coming in around 20 to 24 inches long (approximately double the length of a traditional choker) and they rest at the bust line.
With an “opera” strand (about 28 to 32 inches long) people sometimes opt to wrap this around their neck twice as a thicker choker style necklace. Left as a single strand, an opera length necklace will typically sit on the breastbone area.
With anything longer than 32 inches, you have what is called a “rope” necklace. Some people will wrap these multiple times and create a thicker, more robust looking necklace.
Other necklace lengths and styles:
The multi-strand necklace is a style in which the various strands twist around one another. This can come in a variety of lengths.
There is also what is called a “dog collar” which is about 16-18 inches in length and is also multi strand.
If a necklace has 3 or more concentric strands this is usually known as a “bib” necklace, with the lowest strand hanging at matinee length and the upper most strand in line with choker length.
We are pleased to offer a very diverse array of necklace sizes and style. For any occasion, any outfit, or any way you might be feeling—we have the perfect accent for you!