CHOKER: 14 - 16 inches ( 35 - 40 cm )
Worn close to the neck and against the base of the throat. This length necklace fits snugly around the neck. It emphasizes the neck, shoulders, and collarbone and highlights the face. It is flattering with almost any neckline, especially off the shoulder, and boat neck.
PRINCESS: 17 - 19 inches ( 43 - 48 cm )
Worn on the collarbone and at the top of the bust line. The princess length necklace lies at or slightly below the collarbone. (On a petite woman the average 18-inch necklace will hang farther down.) It is popular because of its versatility. Often worn with plunging necklines, it also goes well with V-neck and high-cut garments.
MATINEE: 20 - 24 inches ( 50 - 60 cm )
Worn between the collarbone and the bust. The matinee rests below the collarbone and above the bust. It is the preferred length to complement business attire. The length is not restrictive, so it looks just as nice with jeans as it does with a suit. (22 inches, at or above the neckline; 24 inches below the neckline).
OPERA: 28 - 34 inches ( 71 - 86 cm )
Worn below the bust line, or as a double strand. It falls below the bust. The opera length can be worn as a dangling, single strand or, when doubled, a draping two-strand choker. It adds a feminine flair to any outfit and neckline. (Elongates the torso).
LARIAT: 38 - 40 inches ( 96- 100 cm )
Worn wrapped and then draped. The lariat, or rope, length necklace is considered an elegant length, especially for fashionable, chic gatherings. It is worn looped around the neck several times, creating the illusion of a jeweled scarf. The ends of a lariat are not attached.
Please note: your bracelet size will always be slightly bigger than your actual wrist size.