Measuring Jewelry for your body type
Measuring jewelry for your body type is one of the most essential ways to make certain you feel comfortable wearing a bracelet or necklace. And it all starts with sizing things properly. By knowing how to measure necklaces and bracelets, each will be perfectly suited to you, and the look you ultimate create. We love it that you are as unique as our jewelry, and we want you to feel as comfortable in it every bit as much as you look gorgeous wearing it.
So take a moment to look at these types of measurements and decide what’s best for you. Whether a choker or full-length necklace, or a bangle or a bracelet, you can choose not only what you wear, but how you wear it. Consider your own beautiful body type as you browse our jewelry gallery, and then pick what’s best for you.
Popular sizes range from 16-inches to 24-inches in length.
Here is a handy guide to some of the other popular necklace lengths to use as general reference. Of course, there really are no rules — no right and wrong to looking spectacular in the style and length that suits the mood.
|16-inches||Is a Choker length for you?|
|17-19 inches||Or a Collarbone length?|
|20-inches||What about a few inches Below the collarbone?|
|22-inches||Near the Neckline?|
|24-inches||Below the Neckline, perhaps?|
To determine the ideal size for a necklace, start by considering your neck size by taking a soft tailor’s measuring tape and carefully placing it around the neck.
(HINT) It’s effective to keep the measuring tape level with the floor in order to get the most accurate result.
It’s also a good idea to add a few inches (or approximately 10 centimeters) to the resulting number in order to determine the minimum necklace length for a collarbone style necklace or longer necklace style. Also, consider height when selecting the best necklace style to suit your build. Would a longer necklace be more compatible with your stature? Or if you’re petite, would something with fewer inches be even more flattering?
And, in therms of how to measure necklaces, give yourself a little room for comfort by adding up to one inch (if you’d like a looser fit), or as little as ¼-inch for a closer fit, depending on preference to assure an ideal bracelet size.
And for bangles, ensure that you have enough room to comfortably place the bangle on, by ensuring that you’ve taken into account the measurement around your palm and thumb, taking into consideration the widest part of your palm — and sizing a bangle appropriately so that it can slide onto your wrist, but that it doesn’t accidentally slip off.
The ideal necklace or bracelet should reflect what’s best for you. Ask yourself what it is that you want to accentuate with a new necklace? Just as horizontal stripes on clothing emphasize your shape from left to right, a 24-inch necklace, in contrast, can have the effect of calling attention to the length of your physique from head to toe.
Similarly, you can use a bracelet to present an ideal visual impression of hands and wrists. The placement of a bracelet, based on the way it emphasizes — or deemphasizes — your wrist can be made by personal choice of loose or more closely-fitting sizes.
All of this can help you create a visual statement by sizing jewelry accordingly. And with this in mind, you’ll feel as good as you look wearing new HerMJ jewelry.
Now put your knowledge to fashionable use by visiting our gallery.