The Oceano Necklace Length Guide: How To Find Your Ideal Chain
When it comes to necklaces, what are the first design features that you look for?
For many of us, we’ll prioritize details like pendant materials and chain styles before we even consider the length of the necklace. However, this important feature plays an essential role in how the necklace will be worn. It may even be the first thing that others notice before their eyes take in the smaller details.
The length will determine where the necklace sits on your chest, and is therefore the key to its styling possibilities. It will tell you what sort of necklines you should be pairing it with, and how it can be layered with other styles.
If you’re not sure what type of necklace length to go for, we’ve created a comprehensive guide to help you the next time you’re browsing our collections.
Understanding Necklace Lengths
35 - 40 cm (14” - 16”)
These short necklaces typically sit right at the base of the neck, but above the clavicle. The length may vary slightly depending on your height and build; on a petite woman they might fall against the collarbone, while taller women may find they sit a bit higher.
Like collar necklaces, they can easily pair with a wide variety of tops; just avoid layering them over crew necks or turtlenecks as they may get lost along the neckline.
Our choker necklaces: Ile Ronde, Riche en Eau, Surinam
43 - 48 cm (17” - 19”)
One of the most popular necklace styles for women, princess necklaces fall just below the collarbone at the top of the chest.
It’s a common length for both pendants and chains, and can easily be styled with crew necks, v-necks, and turtlenecks.
Our princess necklaces: Baie du Cap, Ilot Flamant, Paul et Virginie, Grand Sable
50 - 60 cm (20” - 24”)
This longer style will typically fall below a low neckline, sitting between the collarbone and breastbone.
They can easily be layered over higher necklines, such as crew, boat, or square necklines, as well as button-up shirts. While you can pair them with lower necklines, be mindful that they don’t hit exactly where the neckline begins.
Our matinee necklaces: St Géran, Bois des Amourettes, Ile d'Ambre
66 - 91 cm (26” - 36”)
A common length for long strands of pearls, these elongated necklaces hang well below any standard neckline and generally fall along the bustline. They make excellent bottom necklaces in a layered look, or can be doubled to create a shorter multirow necklace.
Our opera necklaces: Flic en Flac, Grande Savanne, Lallmatie, Riviere Noire, Savannah
We hope this guide has given you the clarity you need to choose your perfect necklace. No matter which length you choose, the right design will add a unique twist to your everyday outfits.