*Pearl necklaces are measured differently. See below
Collars– Typically 12″ to 13″ made up of three strands and made to sit at the middle of the neck.
Choker– Typically 14″ to 16″ single strand and made to sit on the collarbone.
Princess – 17″ to 19″ in length. Typically hang just below the collarbone.
Pendant – 14″ to 20″ in length for petite, or as long as you are daring enough for added style punch.
Pearl Necklace lengths
Different than most necklaces, pearl necklaces are defined by where they hang when worn around the neck, instead of by their physical measurement.
The Pearl Collar – 14 to 17 inches. Three or more strands that fit snugly on the middle of the neck. Accessorize with boat neck, V-neck, or off-the-shoulder fashions.
The Pearl Choker – 16 to 18 inches. Versatile pearl choker is appropriate for accessorizing casual to formal eveningwear, and complements almost any neckline.
The Princess Necklace – 17 to 19 inches. Most common pearl necklace length, the princess necklace is well suited for crew and high necklines. It also complements low, plunging necklines.
The Matinee Necklace – 20 to 25 inches. A pearl matinee necklace is an ideal choice for casual or business attire. Looks best with high necklines and adds sophistication to a professional look.
The Opera Necklace – 26 to 36 inches. Worn as a single strand with high necklines or doubled to create a fashionable two-strand choker. Knot at the neckline or above the bust to create a stylish vintage look and accessorize with casual attire for a cutting-edge fashion statement.
The Pearl Rope – 37 inches or longer. A favorite of Coco Chanel, this luxurious length can be made with several clasps, enabling it to be broken down into different necklace and bracelet combinations, or doubled and even tripled to create a stunning multi-strand choker. Pearl ropes can also be knotted and slung over the shoulder to accentuate the beauty of a backless dress.