How to Choose Pearls - Step 4

A 5 Step Guide for Beginners

Jump Ahead: Step 1: What types of pearls to buy Step 2 What Quality Pearls to Get Step 3: Decide on the Pearl Size Step 4: What Length Pearl Necklace is Best Step 5: How to Choose Pearls  Read next step on choosing pearls

Step 4: What Length Pearl Necklace is Best


Standard Length is 18 inches.

Pearl Distributors custom makes any length you require. Compare the images below to select the length that suits you best.

Some popular lengths are:
Collar (12"-14"): worn tight around the neck
Choker (14"-16"): worn just above the collar bone
Princess (18"): worn on the upper chest - a very versatile length for casual, business or formal
Matinee (20"-24"): mid-length for business or semi-formal
Opera (28"-34"): a longer length for more formal occasions
Rope (35"-100"): long luxurious strand that can be worn doubled or tripled