Determining the right necklace length to buy can seem difficult, but it basically depends on your personal preference. Some like a necklace to fall just below the breast bone, while others may choose a choker.

NECKLACE LENGTHS FOR CHILDREN

As children grow so quickly, it’s difficult to estimate the perfect length. A smaller length such as 14” is ideal for babies and toddlers, while 16” is a better fit for a child who is 3-10 years of age. Ultimately, this is a decision of preference so feel free to explore different length options.

NECKLACE LENGTHS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

There’s no limitations on lengths for older children and adults. People use varying lengths for different looks, from a classic 22” long chain to a 16” shorter option. We recommend tweens and teens to use 16” - 18” and women should use 18” - 19” as a standard size and choose longer lengths based on choice.

STANDARD NECKLACE LENGTHS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

We've put together a handy conversion chart from inches to centimeters in case you need further clarification on the equivalent lengths in different parts of the world.

  • NEWBORN AND BABIES

     Length (inches) Length (centimeters)
    14" 36cm
  • TODDLER AND CHILD

     Length (inches) Length (centimeters)
    16" 40.6cm
    17" 43.1cm
  • TEEN AND WOMEN

     Length (inches) Length (centimeters)
    18" 45.7cm
    19" 48.2cm
    20" 50.8cm