How to choose the right Necklace for you

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How to Choose the Right Necklace for You

When buying a new necklace or a pendant, one of the first questions you need to answer is “How long should it be?”. There are many different standard necklace lengths that you can choose from. But still … which is one to choose?

Choosing a size can be a personal preference; however, sometimes, choosing the correct size will help you frame your face and really add to your outfit. To help with this decision, check out the below tables to help find the perfect length for you.

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The shape of Your Face

The shape of your face also comes into play when choosing the best length for a necklace or pendant.

If you are blessed with an oval-shaped face, you can wear all different lengths of necklaces or pendants. If your face is heart-shaped, then you are best to stick with the shorter lengths like Collar of Choker. 25-40cm. Rectangular shaped faces are similar to hearts in that the shorter lengths tend to suit them better. 25-40cm Round shaped faces are better suited to the longer Opera style Necklaces. 70-90cm.

Style Name Length Body Position Best Fit for Face Shape
Collar 25-35cm (10-14”) It fits closely to your neck Heart, Oval, Rectangular
Choker / Chain / Locket / Strand 40cm (16”) Lies loosely around the neck Heart, Oval
Princess 45cm (18”) Hangs at the collar bone Oval
Matinee 50cm (20”) Reaches to just past the collar bone Oval
Matinee 55cm (22”) Hangs at the top of the bust Oval
Matinee 60cm (24”) It sits around the centre of the bust Oval
Opera, Lariat, Rope 71-96cm (28-38”) Drapes below the bust Round, Oval
Opera, Lariat, Rope 101cm  (40”) and above Extends past the navel Oval

Don’t forget when choosing a necklace to take the size/length of the clasp into consideration.

Download our How to Wear Necklaces and Pendants Guide

We hope this has been helpful for you when choosing your next necklace. Get ahead of the crowd and curate your Wishlist on so you know exactly what to shop for when you are ready to buy your presents. With House of Lor, you are buying a future heirloom, something you or your loved ones can treasure forever.

House of Lor is the first and only range of Irish jewellery made using Irish gold in every design. 


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