Jewellery Sizes & Lengths

Typical sizes for necklaces, bracelets and rings.

 

Necklaces

The Collier or Collar Length: 14 inches 36/37cm. The Collier is made up of more than one strand of uniform Pearls that fit cosily around the base of the neck. A popular Coming-of-Age gift.

The Choker Length: 16 inches 40cm. The Choker is made up of one strand with large uniform sized Pearls that sits on the collarbone.

The Princess Length: 17 to20 inches 45/50cm. One of the most popular lengths the princess is well suited to crew and high necklines, but can equally add a frame to a plunging neckline.

The Matinee Length: 22 to 27 inches 56/69cm. The Matinee, an unrestricting length that looks great with casual or business wear, be it a sweater or the classic white blouse.

The Opera Length: 28 to 36 inches 70/91cm. The Opera Strand falls to the breastbone and usually consists of pearls larger than 8mm.

The Sautoir or Rope Length: 40 inches 100cm and over. The preferred length of necklace by the French haute-couture designer Coco Chanel. It's a lot of pearl, but very, very flexible in how and where it can be worn.

 

Necklace Lengths

 

Bracelets

The length of a bracelet to buy is determined by the size of the wearer's wrist and size of the beads in the bracelet. Larger beads mean that the bracelet should be longer to fit comfortably on the wrist. The average, traditional bracelet is 7 1/2 inches long. Bracelets with very large beads may be 8 or 9 inches long. Here are wrist sizes for bracelets:

Small: 6 inches, 15cm

Medium: 6 1/2 to 7 inches, 17cm

Large: 7 1/2 inches, 18cm

 

Bracelet Sizing

 

Rings

There's a very good reason why we don't sell too many rings - sizing can be variable depending upon design etc. You really need to try a ring for size before buying. Still, here's a useful conversion chart for international ring sizes.

 

International Ring Sizes

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