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 In the jewelry industry we use terms like matiné, bib, and choker when referencing necklace lengths. But this information may not mean much to you. That's why Love & Beauty has created this easy guide for your personal reference. Let's review the most popular necklace lengths and their names.

One of the more common necklaces is a "choker." A choker will typically vary from 14 - 16 inches. These are made to sit high and close to the neck.
A necklace called a "Princess necklace" is 16 to 18 inches long. This usually lays between the lower neck and bust line.
A "matiné" strand is 20 to 24 inches long and sits at the bust line. This is about twice the length of a choker.
An "opera" necklace is about 28 to 32 inches long. This rests around the bottom of a woman's ribcage. Some people may use this length to wrap around twice, making it look like a double choker style necklace.

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 matiné length (20 to 24 inches). The highest is typically at choker length.

Post time: Apr-08-2022