Chain Styles and Lengths
At Valeria Custom Jewelry, we offer a wide selection of silver and gold chains, from the classic Dainty Cable Chain to the bold and modern Curb Chain . There is truly something for every individual taste and chains will complete the look of your custom pendant. However, we have found that many don't know about Chain Styles and Lengths
But chain selection doesn't stop there. You still have to decide what length of chain you'd like and the length can depend on things like the style of neckline you're wearing to the size of your neck. Ultimately, though, it's really a matter of personal taste.
You can opt for no chain and put your personalized charms on your own existing chain, but if you’re buying a chain on the internet, it can be difficult to determine what length would look best on you. Here is our guide to Chain Styles and Lengths:
Measure Your Neck Size
Before you shop for a chain, it's a good idea to measure your neck and where you want your necklace to lay. Sounds kind of funny, but it's very important in getting the right size chain. The best way to do this is to use a cloth measuring tape used for sewing or a rope or string. Put it on like it’s a necklace and place it just where you’d want it. Then measure the string. This will tell you about what length chain you like! Easy, right?
For example, if you have a thin neck and are tall, and you like to wear your necklaces long, I would go with a 20″ or 24″ chain. If you have a thicker neck but like to wear necklaces closer to your face, I would go with an 18″ chain (or 16″ if you have a regular sized neck
Here is an image of where chains will sit on an average size person as well as another that shows the most common styles of chain.