Find the perfect style with our helpful Chain length guide.
Many of our personalized Pendants, Charms, Dog Tags, and more can be worn with one of our beautiful Chain options. Whether a 14k Gold Adjustable Cable Chain, a Sterling Silver Diamond Cut Chain, or one of our other styles, we have a Necklace Chain look and length that’s the perfect finishing touch for your custom Jewelry.
Browse our Chain length guide below to find the right fit for you.
16in Chain Length
Commonly known as a Choker or Bib, this Necklace length hugs close to the neck. The length is ideal for smaller women and looks best when worn with a strapless top, dress, or crewneck shirt. Shorter Chain lengths like this help to accentuate heart-shaped faces, and can be paired with longer Necklaces to form a beautiful layered look.
18in Chain Length
The most popular women’s Necklace Chain length is 18 inches. This style lays along the collarbone for most women, while landing right at the base of the neck for most men. The 18 inch Chain looks great with most necklines, but can be especially flattering for people who wear scoop neck or sweetheart shirts and have long face shapes
20in Chain Length
A 20 inch Necklace Chain is a gorgeous option for those who want to add a little more depth to their look. This length typically falls a couple of inches below the collarbone on most women and right at the collarbone on most men. Also referred to as a Matinee style, this length looks great with v-necks or halter tops.
Note: 20" Cable Chain offered by Legecy Touch is adjustable to 18" and 16".
22in Chain Length
Falling at or right above the neckline on most women and a few inches below the collarbone on most men, a 22 inch Chain helps elongate the look of a person’s neck. This style can help frame the face, and pairs well with a collared shirt or a square neckline. If you are layering Necklaces, this length is a great style to include as a complement to both shorter and longer sizes.
24in Chain Length
A 24 inch Chain hangs below the neckline on many women and a few inches above the sternum on most men. This length can emphasize the height of a taller person in a beautiful way. This Necklace style looks best when worn with a turtleneck, and is typically the longest length many women will choose to wear.
26in Chain Length
Known for its long swoop, a 26 inch Chain is typically worn by men and lays near their sternum. Women can also choose to wear this length, which looks best when paired with other shorter Necklaces to create a layered Jewelry set. Oval-shaped faces can also be accentuated with long Chains like this, creating a balanced, charming look.
Note: 26" Cable Chain offered by Legecy Touch is adjustable to 24" and 22.
What to Consider When Choosing a Necklace Chain Length
When choosing a Chain length, you need to consider what you will wear on it. A small Charm looks best when worn on a shorter Chain, while bigger Jewelry pieces like Pendants or Dog Tags can be worn on longer Chains. The weight of the additional Jewelry pieces on your Chain will also affect how it lays on your body. A Pendant will pull your Chain lower than a lighter Charm will.
Not every Chain length will fit the same way on every person. Your body type and size have a lot to do with the way a Necklace will lay on you. For example, an 18in Chain will hang lower on a petite person’s chest than on someone with a different body shape. Our adjustable Chains are a great option for people who are unsure of the exact length they would like, as well as those who want more versatility and flexibility with their Jewelry.