Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Jewelry Tips, Hints and Tricks: Necklace Sizing
Necklace Lengths and Sizing
Necklace sizing is truly a personal thing. As a designer I have to try to create for the "average" person. This can be truly diffcult. I personally don't believe in "average" but for all intents and purposes you have to kind of pick middle of the road, right? Well, yes and no!
When I create necklaces I always leave a little "tail" of a larger size chain on the end so the necklace is adjustable. It can range from 2 to 6 inches depending on the style. This way it will comfortably fit more than just the "average" while also making it possible for the purchaser to wear the same necklace with a variety of necklines for not only today's fashions but any style that may come along.
The illustrations below show necklaces and where they fall on the "average" neck of a woman. Add 2-4 inches for men's styles or a woman in the plus size range. Subtract 1-3 inches for very petite women.