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Necklace Length Guide for the Perfect Fit

Selecting the ideal necklace is an exciting venture, and considering both the pendant's appearance and the chain length is crucial. Whether you're looking to showcase your jewellery, accentuate your best features, suit your body type, or frame your face, this guide is designed to assist you in choosing the right necklace length.

Standard Necklace Lengths for Women:

  1. 14" Necklace:

  • Fits like a choker, wrapping closely around the neck.

  1. 16" Necklace:

  • Falls perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar.

  1. 18" Necklace:

  • A common choice for women that sits elegantly on the collarbone.

  1. 20" Necklace:

  • Will fall just below the collarbone.

  1. 22" Necklace:

  • Falls at or just above the top of the bust.

Choosing the Right Necklace Length for you:

Neck Size:

  • Measure your neck before purchasing any necklace, especially a choker. Add two inches for a comfortable choker length (usually 16 inches). For a pendant or name necklace (typically attached to an 18-inch chain), add four inches. Chokers work well for those with long necks, while individuals with shorter necks might want to avoid them.


  • You may fall within various height categories:

  • Below 5'4": Look best in 16 to 20-inch necklace lengths.

  • 5'4" to 5'7": Can wear necklaces of any length.

  • 5'7" or above: Can wear any length necklace, with longer chain styles accentuating a tall frame.

Body Type:

  • Consider the placement of the necklace in relation to your body type:

  • For those with smaller busts, Long, thin chains or layered chains work well.

  • Full-figured women: Avoid necklaces that sit below the breast line; opt for slightly higher lengths, such as 18 to 22 inches.

Face Shape:

  • Use necklaces to accentuate facial features:

  • Round faces: Avoid short necklaces or chokers.

  • Oval faces: Versatile with almost any shape, length, or type of necklace.

  • Long faces: Opt for shorter necklaces to broaden and soften the face shape.

  • Heart-shaped faces: Look great with chokers or short necklaces, creating an illusion of fullness.

Choosing the right necklace for you involves considering various factors. At Hiba Jaber, we offer a variety of chain lengths and styles to suit your preferences, all personalizable to enhance your unique style.


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