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Buying custom jewelry is one of the best ways to ensure you have meaningful pieces you love to wear. But what happens when you pick out a 2mm gold chain and find out there’s a variety of different lengths?

You won’t worry because you have this guide to help.

Here is a simple breakdown of the most popular necklace lengths and when you should choose each one.


Often referred to as a choker or bib, 16-inch necklaces rest snugly against the base of your neck.

They can be worn in almost any situation and with nearly any outfit, but it’s essential to look at the shape of your face and neck.

A round 16-inch necklace is most flattering to oval face shapes and thinner necks. This shorter length doesn’t pair well with a thicker neck, but you can choose a longer option to give you a swan-like look.


One of the most versatile, not to mention popular, lengths is an 18-inch necklace.

If you’re new to necklaces, unsure of your preference, or want a piece of customized jewelry you can wear anywhere and everywhere, 18 inches is your best bet.

An 18-inch necklace rests almost perfectly alongside the collarbone (results may vary with different body types), but it looks great with various necklines, outfits, and events. So, whether you’re hitting up your favorite brunch spot or trying out the classiest restaurant downtown, this is a great choice.


If you have a wider neck or face, a 20-inch necklace is a flattering choice that helps elongate your features.

They fall just underneath your collarbone and range into “swooping” territory. It’s also a good companion for your favorite oval charms or gemstones. Pair a custom hand-stamped charm with your 20-inch gold chain, and you’ve got a show stopper on your hands.


While 20 inches is the low end of the “matinee” necklace styles, 24 inches is on the longer end. While not as casual as some shorter lengths, they still offer flexibility in how and where you can show them off.

They end just above the bust line and look stylish with more business or formal looks. It’s not quite casual enough for a trip to the mall but going to an art festival or a work event is a great place to rock 24-inch necklaces.


A 31-inch necklace can be intimidating. We’ve all been there. But don’t worry. With a little planning, everyone will be complimenting your jewelry choice all night long.

Thirty-one inches falls squarely in the “opera” category for necklaces. Fittingly, this style is best worn in more elegant and upscale situations. It’s a little much for a barbecue at Aunt Susan’s but fits right in on an evening to see a play.

If you plan on wearing tops with high necklines—think boat necks and turtlenecks—an opera necklace gives your outfit a statement piece that stands out and steals the show.

All in all, picking out a necklace comes down to your personal preference. When buying custom, hand-stamped jewelry, you want to wear it all the time. So, pick something you know you’ll love to put on over and over again.

About Heather B. Moore

Personalized, artisan-crafted jewelry is not only thoughtful, it’s an heirloom. Every piece of fine jewelry by Heather B. Moore tells a story that begins with love, laughter, and family. Heather B. Moore jewelry allows the wearer to remember what shaped them along the way. Using a free-hand technique that’s 10 times deeper than engraving, each piece is hand stamped with the utmost craftsmanship. Steel stamps are manufactured in-house and each letter, symbol, and number, including monogrammed charms, are hand stamped. Every piece, whether it’s a monogram keychain or gemstone charm, is a one-of-a-kind, just like the person wearing it. Most pieces are available in combinations of pure sterling silver and solid yellow, rose, and white gold. Discover charms, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and more. Capture your most sentimental journeys with jewelry from Heather B. Moore.

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