BASIC GUIDELINE TO NECKLACE SIZING
WOMEN'S STANDARD NECKLACE SIZES
14” - Fits like a choker
16” - Fits like a collar, right at the base of the neck
18” - Falls at the collarbone
20” - Falls few inches below collarbone
22" - At or above a neckline
24" - Below a neckline
36" - Is extra-long and can be wrapped around for a double 18” necklace
A 16 inch necklace falls perfectly around the base of the neck. For petite frames, a 16 inch necklace might hang slightly lower down to your collarbones. Most necklaces come in 16 inch length and will complement almost any neckline. For plus size women, this necklace might feel like a choker.
An 18 inch necklace is popular choice among women and will fall just below the throat at the collarbone. This length is popular for adding pendants, and the piece will hang over a crew neck t-shirt.
A 20 inch necklace will fall a few inches below the collarbone and will allow a little more breathing room. This is a good length if you have a low, plunging neckline or if you would like to wear it over a turtleneck.
A 36 inch necklace is common with pearl strands and will hang below the bosom. They can be worn as a single strand or you can wrap them around twice for an 18 inch necklace.
MEN'S STANDARD NECKLACE SIZES
18” - Fits at the base of the neck, for small neck sizes
20”- Falls at the collarbone. The most common length for men
22"- Falls a few inches below the collarbone
24”- Falls just above the sternum
An 18 inch necklace is short and falls just at the base of the neck. Beaded necklaces may be done at this length so it will sit above a crew neck t-shirt’s neck line.
A 20 inch necklace is the most common length for men and will fall at the collarbone. It will fall just a little bit longer than a crew neck t-shirts neck line or will show completely with a low v-neck or unbuttoned dress shirt.
A 22 inch necklace falls a few inches below a collar bone and can be worn over or under a shirt. This is a common length for chains because they offer more breathing room.
A 24 inch necklace is long and is commonly used to keep religious or meaningful pendants under the shirt and closer to the heart.
*Please keep in mind that these are all approximations for an average woman’s or man’s height and size. Larger people will need longer lengths and petite ones will need shorter lengths.
BASIC GUIDELINE TO BRACELET SIZING
You may refer to the chart below for basic guideline to bracelet sizes. Please note that this is an approximate measurements. If you need an exact measurements, you can follow the instructions below to find your correct size.
6-12 Months 4 1/2"
12-24 Months 5"
2-5 Years 5 1/2"
6-8 Years 6"
9-13 Years 6 1/2"
Plus Size 9.5"
Plus Size 9"
Ankle Bracelet* 9.5"-10"
HOW CAN I FIND MY BRACELET SIZE?
To determine your bracelet size, you can follow these simple steps below.
STEP 1: Measure your Wrist with a flexible tape measurements or a strip of paper just below the wrist bone, where you would normally wear your bracelet and measure it (See image).
STEP 2: If you are using a plain strip of paper, mark your size with a pen on that paper. Then measure that paper strip with a ruler. That would be your wrist size.
STEP 3: To find your bracelet size, just add your wrist size with the appropriate measurements below.
FITTING STYLE Add inch(es) to your wrist Size
Snug fit add 1/4" to 1/2"
Comfort fit add 3/4" to 1"
Loose fit add 1 1/4"
HOW CAN I FIND MY BANGLE SIZE?
To determine your bangle size, follow these steps below.
STEP 1: Close your fingers together and bring your thumb to your little finger. Pretend that you were putting on a bangle
STEP 2: Using a strip of paper or tape measurements, wrap it around your hand at the widest point (it should be pulled taught, not loose). If you are using a plain strip of paper, mark your size with a pen on that paper. Then measure that paper strip with a ruler. That would be the circumference of your hand.
STEP 3: Compare your hand circumference to the chart below. Purchase a bangle with diameter that is the next size up from your actual hand measurement.
CIRCUMFERENCE DIAMETER SIZE
7 1/2" 2 3/8" Small
8 1/4" 2 5/8" Medium
8 3/5" 2 3/4" Large
HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR RING SIZE
MEASURING YOUR FINGER
Your ring should fit your finger comfortably; snug enough so that it will not fall off, but loose enough to slide over your knuckle. Finger size changes depending on the time of day and the weather. For best results measure your finger size:
1. At the end of the day and when your fingers are warm (Fingers are smaller in the early morning and when cold.)
2. Measure finger size 3 to 4 times to eliminate an erroneous reading.
TIPS FOR BUYING THE RING AS A SURPRISE
Ask your significant other’s friends or partner if they know their finger size. Borrow one of your significant other’s rings (from the correct finger) and use the ring measurements above to determine its size.
Haute Boheme provides complimentary resizings on all customized rings within the first month. Simply contact us to arrange for your free resize.
INTERNATIONAL SIZE CONVERSION
The standard ring size commonly used is US size, please refer to the International Conversion chart for further clarification.
MEASURE CURRENT RING
1. Select a ring that properly fits the intended finger. Engagement and wedding rings are traditionally worn on the ring finger on the left hand.
2. Place the ring over the circles below, matching the inside edge of the ring to the circle nearest in size. This measurement refers to the inside diameter of the ring.
3. If the ring falls between two sizes, order the larger size.