Pearl Necklace Lengths


Pearl Necklace Size

The length of a pearl necklace is truly a personal preference depending on a number of factors, such as the length of one's neck, how tall the woman is and how the piece will be worn. Pearl Jewelry can be very creative and unique. Where pearl necklaces are to be worn under a collar or close around the neck, we suggest a choker style piece which is usually about 16 inches in length (for the average size neck). This should be from 1 to 3 inches larger than the neck. This can be worn anywhere, at any time and can be worn with any outfit and for any occasion.

The princess length is 18 inches long and is a much more versatile length to be worn over or under the collar. However mostly used with the open collar look. This length is not too casual and not to formal. Most tall women like to use this length as a choker length which is quite common. This is the most popular length being purchased today.

The Matinee length is 22 inches long and is intended for the business and elegant look. For the older women, the long length draws the eye towards the pearls and away from the neck line. This length can be quite seductive and intriguing depending on the mood and occasion.

Pearl Necklace Lengths

14 Inches

This length is known as Collar Length (12-14 Inches) It is sometimes worn as several strands high on the neck.

14 inch necklace

16 Inches

This is known as Princess Length. (14-16 Inches) It is worn loosely around the neck hanging just above the collar bone.

16 inch necklace

18 Inches

This is known as Princess Length. (17-19 Inches) It goes with almost anything from formal to casual. It lays on the upper chest and hangs just around the collarbone.

18 inch necklace


20 Inches

This length is within the range of the Matinee Length pearl necklaces (20-24) It is suitable for semi-formal occasions, and can be worn with a business suit for a dress.

20 inch necklace

22 Inches

This necklace length falls within the range of the Matinee Length (20-24) and is suitable for business or semi-formal occasions.

22 inch necklace

24 Inches

This is within the range of the Matinee Length strands and is suitable for business or semi-formal occasions.

24 inch necklace


36 Inches

This luxurious length is slightly longer than the Opera Length (28-34 Inches) and is suitable for formal occasions. It may be worn long or doubled. When doubled it will look like a double strand Princess Length. When worn long it is considered a rope length.

36 inch necklace

54 Inches

This luxurious Rope Length Pearl necklace can be worn for formal occasions. It is very versatile. It may be worn long or doubled (double strand 27 inches length) or tripled (triple strand 18 Inch length) or even as a four strand collar (13.5 Inches) up close around the neck.

54 inch necklace

100 Inches

The 100 Inch pearl strand is shown here worn doubled. It is a very luxurious, fun length that can be worn in many ways, both for formal occasions and for casual. See more examples of different ways to wear it.

100 inch necklace