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Guide to Necklaces

Necklace Terms and a Look at Different Types of Necklaces


Most necklaces measure one of several standard lengths, but you'll find there's a huge variation of styles within each length category. If your overall build is larger or smaller than what's considered average, necklaces will fit you differently. Let the lengths of necklaces you already guide you to new favorites, or go shopping and try on necklaces of different lengths before you order a necklace sight-unseen.

Adjustable Necklaces

Many necklaces have extra links of some kind at one end so that the clasp on the other end can attach in different places to adjust the length. The decorative chains that are often used for ends are attractive when they dangle at the back of your neck. Adjustable necklaces are good choice when you're giving a gift and aren't sure which length to buy.

A clasp can add 3/4" or more to length. When you're shopping online read descriptions carefully to find out if clasp lengths are included in the overall length given for each necklace.

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