Whether it’s a necklace, pendant or string of pearls, different necklace lengths flatter different people. It is important to bring your natural shape, height, clothing necklines and personal comfort into consideration.
- A collar is designed to fit snugly around the centre of the neck, hence is typically between 12”-13”. Evolving from Victorian times they are often made up of multiple rows of pearls.
- A choker rests at the base of the neck and can work well with most clothing necklines. They tend to measure roughly 14”-16” depending on your size.
- The princess length reaches near the collarbone, because of this it is frequently regarded as the most flattering. For this purpose they are often 18” in length.
- A matinee necklace is usually between the collarbone and bust measuring between 20”-24”. This length is designed to be more formal than the princess length but not as extravagant as longer opera/rope styles.
- The opera length is generally on the bust or an inch or two below. Encompassing any length ranging from 25”-38”, this versatile option can be worn long, knotted or doubled over. Traditionally they would have been worn with evening wear (like a night at the opera, who would have guessed!!?).
- Rope or Lariats are any luxurious length measuring over 38”. Similar to the opera length they can be worn long, knotted, doubled or tripled over.