necklacelengthIn the jewelry industry we use terms like matiné, bib, and choker when referencing necklace lengths. But this information may not mean much to you. That's why Day's has created this easy guide for your personal reference. Let's review the most popular necklace lengths and their names. 

  1. One of the more common necklaces is a "choker." A choker will typically vary from 14 - 16 inches. These are made to sit high and close to the neck.
  2. A necklace called a "Princess necklace" is 16 to 18 inches long. This usually lays between the lower neck and bust line.
  3. A "matiné" strand is 20 to 24 inches long and sits at the bust line. This is about twice the length of a choker.
  4. An "opera" necklace is about 28 to 32 inches long. This rests around the bottom of a woman's ribcage. Some people may use this length to wrap around twice, making it look like a double choker style necklace.
  5. Anything longer than 32 inches is a "rope" necklace. Many people will take pearl strands of this length and create a larger look with this one strand.
  6. Another common necklace is a multi-strand necklace in which the strands twist around each other. These necklaces will come in different lengths.
  7. Another type of choker is the "dog collar." This is a multi-strand 16 to 18 inch necklace.
  8. A "bib" necklace has three or more concentric strands . The lowest hanging strand generally does not exceed matiné length (20 to 24 inches). The highest is typically at choker length.

These measurements are standard; not all women are built the same, so the best way to find your perfect necklace length is to stop by your local Day's location and try a few on. See what ones work for you. Think about the outfits you have and what styles would compliment you and them.

If you have any questions please contact us! Your personal shopper Kathy will be happy to help you pick the perfect necklace length.