Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MNN Tip of the Week #2

How do I select the right chain length?

Selecting the right chain length for a necklace is very important as a necklace frames your face, showcases your unique style, and can easily take any outfit up a notch or two. Chain lengths available on our website start at 14 inches and work its way up to 16, 18, 20, and 22 inches.

When choosing the right chain length for you, it is important to note where the chain length will fall on your body. For instance, 14 inch necklaces remain very close to the neck while 16 inches is a bit loose around the neck. If you want your necklace to sit right at your collar bone, 18 inches is perfect. Check out the picture below.

Chain Length Guide
Always think about what is going to be displayed on the chain prior to choosing a chain length. Big and/or bulky pendants, for example, look better with a longer chain length. It is really up to you to choose. One smart buyer said that in order to figure out her ideal chain length, she cut pieces of yarn the length of all the available chain sizes and tried each one on to see what looked best.

Also note, some necklaces elongate the chain length, such as out name necklaces. If you are buying a name necklace with a 16 inch chain, the total length
will be around 17-18 inches. This is something to definitely keep in mind when choosing.


If you have any jewelry-related questions, leave them in the comments section below!
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