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We always take great delight in having a varied wardrobe. When different necklines are worn different length pendants or chokers are also worn that best compliment that outfit. Here is a guide on where different chain lengths hang.

Origin 31 advice on where jewellery pendants hang, what chain length would suit you


One of the standard length chains are available in 16 inches. 16 inches lie just at the base of the neck just beneath the boney bits. This length is normally appropriate for most items of clothing like t-shirts, but it would be a bit too short for a polo neck.


You can get a shorter length of 15 inches or even 14 inches. This would be a choker style. You would wear a velvet choker at this length. This necklace length is very on trend for 2020. We personally love this style as it enhances the sensual area of the neck and the beautiful curves of a woman’s body.


18 inches is another very common length, a good mid-point on the chest and a very comfortable all round length that could be worn with any neckline. If you were looking for a present this would be a very safe length to buy as it goes with the majority of necklines.


22 inches is quite a suggestive length as it lies on the tip of the décolletage or cleavage. So needless to say draws attention in to that area, perfect for being a bit of a tease on a date or if wearing a polo neck this lengths creates a relaxed vibe.


26 inches or longer is long enough to pull over the head. It doesn’t require a clasp to open and close in order to put it on. This length achieves more of a casual boho style of look if you wanted something relaxed for everyday wear, or throw it on in seconds if you have to run out of the house.  Sienna Miller is famed for this look.


At origin 31 we specialise in bespoke jewellery and customisable jewellery, quite simply we can make any chain length you desire.  Any of our collection pieces can be personalised to have the chain length of your choosing, just contact us.

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