Style and Lengths of Necklaces


  • Bib: multiple strands of beads, each one longer than the strand above it.
  • Graduated: beginning with the largest bead in the center front, the beads decrease equally in size on each side of the center bead towards the clasp at the center back.
  • Uniform: all beads are within .5 mm of one another, a naturally occurring variation.


  • Choker: 15-16 inches. Worn above the collarbone.
  • Princess: 16 to 18 inches in length. Hangs just below the collarbone.
  • Matinee: 22 to 24 inches in length. Hangs just at or just below the bust.
  • Opera: 30 to 32 inches in length.
  • Rope or Lariat: 45 inches or longer. Can be worn as-is or wrapped to create a two-stranded choker.
*These lengths are for a woman of average build. If your overall build is larger or smaller you'll want to adjust accordingly.
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