Necklaces – How long should my chain be?
Long story short: The chain you select will determine where on your body your name necklace sits, so think about the length that is right for you.
Our chains run from 14” to 32” long, which means your necklace can sit anywhere from high up on your collarbone to all the way on your lower chest.
Once you’ve decided where you would like the necklace to sit, take a long piece of string and loop it around your neck. Close the string at the point on your chest you would like your necklace to sit. Now open the string and measure it – how many inches long is it? That’s the length you should select for your new necklace.
Please keep in mind that the chain lengths mentioned on the website do not include the length of the pendant. Most of our pendants run between 0.75”-2” (2-5 cm), so the total length of your customized jewelry will be the length of your selected chain plus the length of your name pendant.
For example, if you order a name necklace with a 16” chain, the total length of the name necklace would be 16.75” – 18”, depending on the name and style.
How to Measure
To choose the correct size for you measure your body as follows
|Size||Circumference (mm / inch)|
|4||47 / 1.85|
|5||49 / 1.93|
|6||52 / 2.05|
|7||54 / 2.13|
|8||57 / 2.24|
|9||60 / 2.36|
|10||62 / 2.44|
|11||65 / 2.56|
|12||67 / 2.64|
|13||70 / 2.76|
|14||73 / 2.87|
|15||75 / 2.95|
Lotions, hairspray and some cosmetics have chemicals in this that can harm or tarnish your precious jewelry. To keep your customised piece looking its best, keep it out of harm’s way by putting it on after your do your makeup and hair.
2. If you’re cleaning, take it off
Lotions, hairspray, and certain cosmetics have chemicals in it that can cause damage to jewelry, such as tarnishing. By putting on jewelry after putting on makeup, you limit your jewelry's exposure to the chemicals.
3. Jewelry and pools don’t mix
Everyone loves a cool dip in the swimming pool on a hot summer day. But pools and jacuzzis are full of chlorine, which can discolor your jewelry if exposed too long. So play it safe: When you’re stripping down into your bathing suit, take your jewelry off, too.
4. Rub a dub dub, no jewelry in the tub
Your soaps and shampoos may get you smelling fresh and squeaky clean, but they could do a number on your personalized jewelry if they also have chemicals in this. Too much sudsing in the shower while wearing your personalized necklace, bracelet or rings can cause a film to form over the precious metal, dulling the sheen and diminishing its gorgeous shine.
5. Be smart about safekeeping
Properly storing your jewelry will do wonders for keeping it looking new. Keep your customised jewelry in a box where it won’t get tangled up with other items or dinged up from too much movement. A jewelry box with a soft felt lining is a great idea, but you can even line a simple shoebox with fabric to keep your items nestled and safe. Anti-tarnish strips are also a great investment to keep out oxidants than can tarnish and dull your pieces.