Before you place your order, please consult this guide for assistance with necklace and bracelet sizing. The information provided below will help you make sure your new jewellery fits you just right, and save you from the hassle and expense of returning your jewellery for the correct size. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this information, or if you need to special order a custom necklace or bracelet size. If you do need to send back your jewellery because it doesn't fit properly, please refer to the return policy and consult this guide to determine the correct size for reordering.
Not sure which necklace size to order? Use the list below as a guide to traditional necklace lengths for an average woman's body. Of course, everyone's preference for necklace length is unique, depending on body shape, preferred fit, and the style of necklace. For example, a delicate necklace will fit differently than a chunky one, and the exact length of a long necklace is not as critical as that of a short one.
12-14 inches: around neck (choker)
16 inches: at neckline
18 inches: at collarbone
20 inches: a few inches below collarbone (mid-chest)
22-24 inches: at or just above décolletage
24 inches: just below décolletage
30 inches: a few inches below décolletage
36 inches: almost to waistline
How to measure your necklace size: The best way to determine the proper length to order is to measure a necklace you own in similar style. Another method is to drape a string around your neck, and to cut it once you have determined the length that suits you. Use that measurement as a guide to ordering the closest length available in the style of your choice.
Please note that many of the short necklaces are adjustable from 16-18 inches, which are versatile lengths for most people. However, if you do not see the size you need on a product's listing, just contact me about special ordering a custom size. Additional charges may apply for custom sizes.
Tips on how to choose the right choker necklace:
Consider the length and width of your neck.
The longer and more slender your neck, the wider the choker you can wear while still looking appealing. If you have a shorter or wider neck, a choker is still a good option as long as you choose a slim one; otherwise, you run the risk of making your neck appear even wider.
A longer, more slender neck can wear chokers with more detail and gems; however, for a woman with a wider neck, it is best to go for something more simple and narrow.
Consider what you will be wearing.
Will it be a low cut or v neckline? If so then most detailed chokers will look good with this style of neckline.
Choose a color.
Don’t let your choker clash with your outfit. The best way to avoid this is to try to decide ahead of time which tops or dresses you may be wearing with your choker and try to pick a color that suits what is in your wardrobe.
A statement choker necklace is a great addition to your accessories that can breathe new life into old favorites and closet staples. Combined with something as simple as a t-shirt, a standout necklace becomes the focal point and makes something basic look fantastic. So you don’t necessarily need to go all out head-to-toe, you’re good to play down the rest of your outfit and keep it simple with the right focal piece.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with clothing with various necklines when considering statement chokers necklaces. V-neck tops or dresses instantly put chokers on display, but high necklines can create an unobstructed view and slightly scooped ones can have a framing effect that also looks great.
Make sure that your new bracelet fits you perfectly by measuring your wrist or a favorite bracelet before ordering. The average women's bracelet size is 7.5 inches, though we all know that wrists come in as many shapes and sizes as we do. Therefore, it is very important to double-check your wrist and bracelet size before ordering. Remember, your typical clothing size may not correspond to your wrist or bracelet size.
X-Small: 5.5 inches
Small: 6 inches
Medium: 6.5 inches
Large: 7 inches
X-Large: 7.5 inches
XXL: 8 inches
Please note that the sizes above are actual wrist sizes ( 1 to 1.5 inches will be added as required to your wrist measurement—see below). If a bracelet is either adjustable or has an extender chain, it will be noted in its product description. For beaded stretch bracelets a further option will be presented as the comfort level. This option will allow the individual to indicate preference on the how they want the bracelet to fit. The options will generally be snug, comfort, loose.
How to measure your bracelet size: Wrap a soft measuring tape or ribbon snugly (but not too tightly) around your wrist, just below your wrist bone. Mark the length, (cutting and/or measuring the ribbon with a ruler). This is your wrist size. (1 to 1.5 inches will be added to that measurement.)
Another measurement technique: simply measure a bracelet that fits you comfortably and is similar in style to the one you want to order. Remember, a chunky bracelet will fit you differently than a delicate one, and will need to be a bit longer to accommodate the width of the materials. Don't forget to measure the bracelet end-to-end, including the clasp.
Bracelet Ordering Tips
Still not sure about your size? When placing your bracelet order, keep in mind that it is better for a bracelet to be slightly loose rather than snug, and don't forget to consider what kind of bracelet fit is most comfortable for you (either tighter or looser). If your wrist is between sizes, we suggest that you round up to the next largest size. If you do not see your preferred bracelet size on a product's listing, just contact me about special ordering a custom size (see below for information about petite or plus sizing).
Please make sure to measure your wrist accurately before ordering, as there is $20.00 resizing fee for bracelets. If your bracelet needs resizing, it must be either partially or completely restrung or rewired. This takes the same amount of time and labor as making it the first time, and often requires using some additional materials.
Petite and Plus Sizes
I want everyone to be comfortable wearing Gothic Grace jewellery. If you need to order a necklace or bracelet in a size not listed on a product's listing, please contact me about placing a custom order.
As a guideline, a petite size would be 2 inches (or less) smaller than the smallest size offered of a necklace or bracelet. A plus size would be approximately 2 inches larger than the largest size. Some additional charges will typically apply for labor and materials used to modify an existing style.