Necklace Sizing


There are some popular terms used to indicate necklace lengths in the jewelry such as collar, choker, princess, matinee, opera and rope. Each name refer to a specific necklace length which is showed in the picture below.


  1. One of the more common is a “choker." A choker will typically vary from 14 - 16 inches. These are made to sit high and close to the neck.
  2. A necklace called a “Princess” is 16 to 18 inches long. This is usually laid between the lower neck and bust line.
  3. A “matinée” strand is 20 to 24 inches long and sits at the bust line. This is about twice the length of a choker.
  4. An “opera” is about 28 to 32 inches long. This sits around the breastbone area. Some people may use this length to wrap around twice, making it look like a double choker style necklace.
  5. Anything longer than 32 inches is a “rope” necklace. Many people will take pearl strands of this length and create a larger look with this one strand.


Another common necklace is a multi-strand necklace in which the strands twist around each other. These necklaces will come in different lengths.

Another type of choker is the "dog collar." This is a multi-strand 16 to 18 inch necklace.

A “bib” necklace has three or more concentric strands. The lowest hanging strand generally does not exceed matinée length (20 to 24 inches). The highest is typically at choker length. offers you variety types of necklace sizes so that you can compliment yourself in perfect outfits and styles.