Chain Lengths | How to Choose Your Length

With so much choice, it is hard to choose or know the perfect chain length for yourself or someone else. Here is a little guide on silver, rose and yellow gold chain designs to show you how each length looks when hanging with or without your favourite little pendants.

Chain Lengths

1. 16"/40cm

This choker style chain is the ideal length for everyday and sits just below the clavicle on your neck. We find this chain length works best with open clothing like a V-neck top or dress and is the ultimate length for layering with longer necklaces and chains.

Gold Chain Length

2. 16"-18"/40-45cm

This is the chain to choose if you want to have a chain that you can wear at two lengths depending on the outfit or neckline and works well if you are looking for a gift and are unsure on what length chain to get.

Silver Chain Length

3. 18"/45cm

Smart, sophisticated and a staple here at Auree HQ. This 18" chain length shown in 9ct yellow gold on the model is one of the most popular chain lengths as it works for everyday wear and the length hangs right on your collarbone.

Adjustable chains

4. 18"-20"/45-50cm

Adjustable chains, like the one shown in this image, are great if you want to layer with other necklaces to ensure you have a nice range of lengths. We love to wear both together for a textured layered look.

prefer a longer length chain for a pendant

5. 20"/50cm 

If you prefer a longer length chain for a pendant or as a necklace, then this is the chain for you. Hanging between the collarbone and the bust, it looks fabulous with a low-cut top or a polo neck. We just love this chain length.

yellow gold vermeil chain

6. 20-22"/50-55cm

Adjustable and beaded, this chain is versatile and stylish all at the same time. The model wears a yellow gold vermeil chain at both lengths, and it hangs tactically between the collarbone and bust.

sterling silver spiga chain

7. 22"/55cm

A stunning addition to any outfit and works day and night with any outfit. This statement 22" sterling silver spiga chain, as shown on the model, hangs perfectly between the collarbone and bust. This chain length looks fabulous on its own or paired with a shorter chain.

yellow gold vermeil trace chain

8. 22-24"/55-60cm

This yellow gold vermeil trace chain can be worn with or without your favourite little charm at either 20" or 22" making it hugely versatile. With both options of length available, it allows you to change the length it is worn at if you so wish. 

perfect long chain

9. 24"/60cm

The perfect long chain which sits just above a low-cut top. Sterling silver goes with everything and can be worn with other metals too. We just love this length.

long gold pendant necklace

10. 30"/75cm

This long gold pendant necklace is as long as it is fabulous. The model wears our 9ct gold extra heavy trace chain which can be wrapped around twice to create a double necklace, or it can be worn on its own and sits wonderfully below or on the chest.

long gold pendant necklace