Chain Size Guide

Choosing the right length of chain is important as it determines how much chain you wish to show when wearing a shirt or blouse. Let our Chain Size Guide help.

Similar to necklaces, chains are available in a variety of sizes:

Men’s Chain Size Guide

  • 18 inches – A chain that lies at the base of the neck.
  • 20 inches – The most popular men’s length of chain – it lies on the collarbone.
  • 22 inches – Slightly longer in length, this chain hangs a few inches below the collarbone.
  • 24 inches – This chain is designed to lie just above the sternum.

TIP: When choosing a chain, measure around your neck and add two to four inches for comfort and style. Add more inches if you wish to extend the length of your chain.

Women’s Chain Size Guide

  • 16 inches – Choker length; sits tight around the neck.
  • 17 – 18 inches – A chain of this length lies around the collarbone.
  • 20 inches – Typically sits a few inches below the collarbone.
  • 22 inches – Sits at or just above the neckline.
  • 24 – 26 inches – This chain hangs snugly to the chest.
  • 30 inches – A longer chain which hangs below the chest line.
  • 36 inches – This chain is designed to hang above the navel.

TIP: Choose a longer chain if you want to add accessories and glamour to the chain.