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Tips and Advice
How to choose a necklace:
Firstly, decide where you want the necklace to sit – on your clavicle, the upper part of your chest, or lower.
Secondly, take a string, measure the length of the necklace as you want it.
The easiest way to measure is by taking an old nechlace that you like and measuring it using a ruler.
Important: Our chain lengths do not include the length of the pendant.
The size of each pendant varies by name and style you have chosen.
The average pendant is 0.75”-2” (2-5cm).
Thus the entire length of the necklace will include the length of the chain and pendant.
For example, if you order a 16” chain, the entire length will be between 16.75” and 18”,
according to the name and style.
You can always use the photo below for assistance – this picture shows various necklace lengths.
Standard Necklace Lengths for Women
Follow this chart to learn where each necklace length falls on the average woman’s body.
|Necklace Length||Position on the Body|
|14" Necklace - (35 cm) child
Fits like a choker and wraps closely around the neck
|16" Necklace - (40 cm) - Adult||
Falls perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar.
|18" Necklace - (45 cm) - Adult||
A common choice for women that sits elegantly on the collarbone.
|20" Necklace - (50 cm)||
Will fall just below the collarbone.
|22" Necklace - (55 cm)
Falls at or just above the top of the bust
Standard Necklace Lengths for Men
Follow this chart to learn where each necklace length falls on the average size male.
|Necklace Length||Position on the Body|
Sits at the base of the neck (for smaller neck sizes).
Reaches the collarbone (most common length for average men).
Falls a few inches below the collarbone.
Reaches just above the sternum.
How to choose the size of your bracelet:
The simplest way is to use a bracelet you already have that suits you.
Measure the diameter of the inner circle from one end to the other using a ruler or measuring tape, and use that length to choose the new bracelet.
Another way to measure is to check the width of your hand from one end of the other using a ruler or measuring tape, and subtract one centimeter from that.
The most exact way, if you don’t have a bracelet that fits you, is to measure the width of your wrist using a measuring tape:
1. Measure your wrist, just under the heel of your hand, using a flexible measuring tape or a strip of paper.
2. If you used a strip of plain paper, lay it next to a ruler, in order to determine the size of your hand.
3. Generally, you should add between ¼” and 1” (0.635cm – 2.54cm) to the size of your hand. Take your personal comfort and taste into consideration (whether
you want a loose bracelet or a tight one), and remember that the bracelet will need some wiggle room on your wrist. The average is an additional ½” (1.27cm).
A comfortable bracelet usually sits loosely on the hand, moving slightly, but not loosely enough to slip off the hand.
You should be able to get a finger or two between the bracelet and your wrist.
How to choose a ring size:
Using a string and the chart below
1. Encircle the finger with a piece of string.
2. Use a marker that shows up well to mark where the ends meet.
3. Measure the length between the end and the marked point using a ruler.
4. Use the chart below to choose your ring size.
How to care for your jewelry at home:
Below are some simple instructions that you should read and remember when caring for your personalized jewelry, whether gold, silver, gold plated, gold-filled, silver, or any other material.
- Avoid wearing your jewelry at swimming pools or the beach: the water, salt, and chlorine can damage your jewelry.
- Put your jewelry on only after putting on creams and perfumes: cosmetics frequently contain chlorine and sulfur which can harm the quality of your jewelry.
- Clean the jewelry gently with a soft cloth. Be gentle in order to avoid harming the layer of gold (if it is gold plated).
- Occasionally, and if a gold-filled or gold plated piece has tarnished, shine it with a special cloth for cleaning gold and silver.
- Try to avoid leaving the jewelry in the bathroom (the moisture may oxidize the piece).
- As long as the jewelry isn’t cleaned using chemicals or rough cloth, the gold layer in gold-filled or gold plated pieces should remain as they are for many years!
- Keep your jewelry in a jewelry box, in a closed drawer, or in a small pouch. This will keep it from tarnishing, as well as protecting it from scratches.