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Jewellery Sizing Guide

necklace lengths

Whether you like all of your necklaces in the same length, or maybe you like to change it up and have many options in your wardrobe, it's good to know the various lengths available. 

 

Our BellaExtender (adds up to three inches of length to existing necklaces) and The Clasp (for easy separating and layering) are great tools to have in your jewellery box. 

  

Women's Standard Necklace Sizes

14" Necklace - Fits most like a choker

16" Necklace - Falls perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar. On a petite woman it will hit your collarbone while for plus size women it might feel more like a choker.

18" Necklace - For most women this length will fall just below the throat at the collarbone. This length is the most popular and traditional necklace length.

20" Necklace - Will fall a few inches below the collarbone and allow a little more breathing room. Perfect for a low, plunging neckline or if you want to wear it over a turtleneck.

22" Necklace - Falls at or above a low neckline.

24" Necklace - Falls just below most necklines.

30" – 33” Necklace - A fantastic and flattering length –- great on everyone.

36” and longer - These lengths can be worn as one long single strand or doubled up for a layered look.

 


Finding your Bracelet Size

The standard length for a women’s bracelet is 7 ½ - 8 inches. However, size, shape, three dimensional verses flat links - all affect the fit of a bracelet. It is possible to have bracelets in your jewellery box in various sizes.

Measuring your wrist for an accurate bracelet size

To find your perfect bracelet size, follow these steps:

  • STEP 1: Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measurements or a strip of paper just below the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet
  • STEP 2: If you are using a plain strip of paper, mark your size with a pen or pencil then use a ruler to measure the length. This is your wrist size.
  • STEP 3: To find your bracelet size, just add your wrist size with the appropriate measurements below
Fit Style Add inch(es) to wrist size
Snug Fit Add ¼” to ½”
Comfort Fit Add ¾” to 1”
Loose Fit Add 1 ¼”

So do you want a snug or loose fit? Well, that really will vary between each individual. If you are buying a delicate bracelet with a thin chain, we suggest doing a snug fit. Most other bracelets should have a comfort fit except when buying larger link or three dimensional bracelets. It's best to buy large stone bracelets with a loose fit so you don’t feel like you are suffocating your wrist.