The Only Necklace Fitting Guide You Will Ever Need
It can sometimes be challenging to find the perfect necklace fit. Some are just too tight and others feel like they’re hanging too low. But how do you know what works best? If you’re looking to make your necklace fit just right, you’re in the right place. Whether you want a bold choker or a delicate snake chain, here is how to properly fit a necklace and use a necklace extender with gold.
Understanding Necklace Lengths
Before we dive into how to size a necklace, it's essential to understand the different necklace lengths available. Necklaces come in a variety of lengths, ranging from chokers to extra-long necklaces. Here's a rundown of the most common necklace lengths:
- Choker: 14 inches
- Collar: 16 inches
- Princess: 18 inches
- Matinee: 20-24 inches
- Opera: 28-36 inches
- Rope: 36 inches or longer
It's important to note that necklace length can vary depending on the person's neck size and the style of the necklace. For example, a choker on one person may fit as a collar on another. For this reason, it's crucial to measure your neck and consider your personal style preferences when selecting a necklace length.
Measuring Your Neck
This is where things get a little tricky, but luckily there is an easy way to do this! To accurately measure your neck, you'll need a flexible tape measure. Follow these steps to measure your neck for a necklace:
- Take the tape measure and wrap it around your neck, keeping it snug but not too tight. The tape measure should sit comfortably on your skin, just below your Adam's apple.
- Record the measurement in inches. If you're between sizes, we recommend sizing up to ensure a comfortable fit.
Choosing the Right Necklace Length
Now that you've measured your neck, it's time to choose the right necklace length. Consider the style of necklace you want and your personal preferences. Here are some guidelines to help you make your decision:
Choker: A choker length necklace is ideal for those with smaller necks or those who want to highlight their collarbones. It sits snugly around the neck and typically measures 14 inches in length.
Collar: A collar necklace is slightly longer than a choker and sits around the middle of the neck. It's perfect for pairing with v-neck or off-the-shoulder tops and typically measures 16 inches in length.
Princess: A princess necklace is the most common length and sits just below the collarbone. It's versatile and can be worn with a variety of necklines. The typical length is 18 inches. Our Esme Faceted chain necklace is the perfect look to complete a more elegant outfit.
Matinee: A matinee necklace sits just above the bust and is perfect for dressing up a casual outfit. It typically measures between 20-24 inches. One of our favorites is our Stargaze Pendant necklace, which adds a whimsical flair to any outfit.
Opera: An opera necklace is longer, measuring between 28-36 inches. It's perfect for layering or wearing as a statement piece.
Rope: A rope necklace is the longest length, measuring 36 inches or longer. It's versatile and can be worn as a single strand, doubled up, or even tripled for a layered look.
Using a Gold Necklace Extender
If you see a style necklace you love but it’s just not the exact right length, you can always use a necklace extender.
Step 1: Choose the Right Extender
Our necklace extender is a thin chain that matches perfectly with any delicate jewelry. This can help you lengthen, layer, and mix up your favorite necklaces for added versatility.
Our gold necklace extender comes in 2 inches, 3 inches, 4 inches, or 5 inches. You can also pick between 14K solid gold or 14K solid rose gold. These necklace extenders are flexible and stylish, giving you many options to choose from no matter your outfit or jewelry.
Step 2: Attach the Extender to Your Necklace
Once you've chosen the right extender, the next step is to attach it to your necklace. To do this, simply clip the extender onto the existing clasp of your necklace. You can also use the extender to attach two necklaces together if you'd like to create a layered look.
Step 3: Adjust the Length
Now that your extender is attached, you can adjust the length of your necklace to your liking. Simply slide the extender up or down until the necklace reaches the desired length. You can make small adjustments until you find the perfect fit.
Tips for Using a Necklace Extender
Consider the weight of your necklace: If you're using a heavy necklace, you may want to use a heavier extender to ensure that it doesn't pull down on the necklace.
Match the color and material: Make sure the extender matches the material and color of your necklace for a seamless look.
Experiment with layering: You can use a necklace extender to layer necklaces of different lengths to create a stylish and trendy look.
Be gentle: When adjusting the extender, be gentle to avoid damaging the necklace or the extender.
Sizing a necklace requires understanding the different necklace lengths available, measuring your neck, and considering your personal preferences. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you'll be able to confidently choose the right necklace length for your needs.
Using a gold necklace extender can make it even easier, allowing you to make any necklace fit perfectly. You’ll be ready to rock any necklace of your choice without hesitation, completing every outfit with ease!