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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Perfect Ring and Necklace Fit

With all the numbers and size charts, it can be quite confusing to determine the right sizes for us. When you're in a store, it's pretty straightforward: you try it on, and if it fits, it fits. No need to worry about whether your size is a 12 or 20. What does that even mean, right?

So, to help you shop rings and necklaces online easier, in this concise guide, I will show you two easy methods to measure your ring size and provide a good summery to help you understand the ideal necklace fit, including all the different names. So the next time you come across terms like "choker" or "collar," you'll know exactly what length they are referring to.

How Do I Measure My Ring Size?

As mentioned earlier, in this ultimate guide, I will show you simple ways to determine your ring size and find the perfect necklace fit. But first, let's explore two easy methods to determine your ideal ring size:

How to measure your ring size
How to measure your ring size

The first method involves using a ring you already own. Measure its diameter, and with a simple formula, you can determine the circumference of your ring. Then, compare this measurement with the ring chart to find the correct size.

How to Measure Your Ring Size

The second method is even simpler. Measure the circumference directly on the finger where you plan to wear your jewelry. You can use a piece of white paper or a measuring tape. If you opt for paper, cut out a strip of about 10 cm and wrap it around your finger. Mark the point where the paper meets itself. Then, use a ruler to measure from the beginning of the paper to your mark to determine your circumference. Just like the first step, compare this number to the Ring Size Chart.

The Ring Size Chart

You can use this chart to convert your measurements into ring sizes. However, please remember that Size Charts can vary from one country to another. UK sizes differ from European sizes, and Asian sizes can be considerably smaller. So, always check first which measurements are being used. The safest approach would be to inform the brand or store about your ring diameter or circumference. If that's not possible, then consult their Size Guide on their website or reach out to them for guidance. With that said, I hope this chart helps you find your correct size.

Ring Size Chart Infografik

Ring Size Chart Infografik

What are the different necklace lengths and their corresponding terms?

How can I determine the necklace fit that I need? As you know, Necklaces come in various lengths, and each length is typically associated with specific terms or names to describe them. Here are some common necklace lengths and their corresponding terms:

Necklace Lengths and their Names

  1. Collar: A collar necklace is a shorter, tight-fitting necklace that sits snugly around the neck. It's usually 12 to 13 inches (30 to 33 cm) long.

  2. Choker: A choker necklace is typically around 14 to 16 inches (35 to 41 cm) long and fits snugly around the base of the neck.

  3. Princess: A princess-length necklace is approximately 16 to 18 inches (41 to 46 cm) long. It's one of the most versatile lengths and falls just below the collarbone.

  4. Matinee: A matinee necklace measures about 20 to 24 inches (51 to 61 cm) in length. It typically rests on the top of the bust line.

  5. Opera: An opera-length necklace is quite long, ranging from 28 to 36 inches (71 to 91 cm). It often falls below the bust line and can be worn as a single strand or doubled up.

  6. Rope: A rope necklace is a long necklace that is 36 inches (91 cm) or longer. It can be worn in various ways, including as a single long strand, doubled, or even wrapped several times around the neck.

Necklace Lengths and their Names

  1. Lariat: A lariat necklace is characterized by its open-ended design and often features a decorative pendant or tassel. The length can vary, but it's typically longer than a matinee necklace.

  2. Bib: A bib necklace is shorter in length but features a wide and decorative front section that covers the chest area. The length can vary depending on the design.

  3. Sautoir: A sautoir necklace is a long, often beaded necklace that can be worn full-length or knotted. The length can vary, but it's typically longer than an opera-length necklace.

For me, it has been quite a journey, involving a lot of self-observation and assessing my wardrobe choices. Necklace selection depends significantly on your body type and the outfit you're wearing. Personally, I have relatively broad shoulders compared to my hips, so to achieve balance, I tend to opt for tops with V-necks, which allow me to wear matinee necklaces comfortably. Occasionally, collars and chokers can complement certain outfits, but more often than not, they make my upper body appear bulkier than I'd prefer. My advice to you is to experiment with different necklace lengths and see what enhances your appearance. If you'd like me to delve deeper into this topic in another article (with my body as a real example), please feel free to leave a comment below. I'd be delighted to explore it further with you!

In conclusion, I hope this guide has been helpful in demystifying the world of ring and necklace sizes. The next time you're shopping for jewelry, you'll have the confidence to choose the perfect fit. If you have any questions or want me to cover a specific topic for you, please don't hesitate to leave a comment below or reach out to us via Thank you for reading, and happy accessorizing!

Yours truly,

Linh An


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