necklace size

Standard Necklace Lengths for Women
Women’s necklaces are standardly sold in even-inch lengths. Follow this chart to learn where each necklace length falls on the average woman’s body.

Necklace length

14" Necklace
Fits like a choker and wraps closely around the neck

16" Necklace
Falls perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar. On a petite woman it hangs loosely around the neck and falls just at the collarbone. On a plus size women it might sit more like a choker.

18" Necklace
A common choice for women that sits elegantly on the collarbone.

20" Necklace
Will fall just below the collarbone.

22" Necklace
Falls at or just above the top of the bust.

 

Standard Necklace Lengths for Men
Follow this guide to see where different chain lengths fall on the average size male.

Necklace length

18" Necklace
Sits at the base of the neck (for smaller neck sizes).

20" Necklace
Reaches the collarbone (most common length for average men).

22" Necklace
Falls a few inches below the collarbone.

24" Necklace
Reaches just above the sternum.