Size Guide: Chains

886 by The Royal Mint offers a wide selection of chains and pendants. Unsure which length of chain is right for you? Use our size guide to find the perfect match. 

How do you choose the perfect necklace size?

With a variety of styles, and six lengths select from, use our size guide to discover the best fit for you. 


Model wearing multiple gold chains showing length of each chain

What is the standard necklace length for women? 

When choosing the best length, take into account the setting and outfit the wearer will most likely pair the necklace with. For different occasions and seasons, some women might wear varying lengths of necklaces. For example, in the winter, many women choose longer necklaces since thick outerwear may call for more length.

What is the Standard Necklace Length for Men?

Most chain lengths chosen for men typically fall around the collarbone, which is on average around 20 inches in length. If the necklace will include a charm or pendant, a slightly longer chain is recommended. Multiple chains of varying lengths may be worn for a layered look.

How Do I Measure The Right Size Necklace? 

Necklaces vary by chain length. The circumference of your neck and the size of the pendant will impact how your necklace sits on its own and with other styles. Use our size guide to ensure the perfect match.

  1. Start by measuring a piece of string to the same size as the necklace you wish to purchase.
  2. Place the string around the neck to see where it falls. Please factor in the size and shape of the pendant when doing this.
  3. This process can be repeated for varied lengths.


 For more information download the 886 Jewellery Size Guide  

Or contact the 886 team for advice:

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One of the key trends for this summer is the art of layering jewellery. Whether you prefer delicate chains or bold statement necklaces that demand attention, we have the perfect pieces to help you express yourself.

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