Select the Right Necklace for Your Body

While there is no wrong way to wear jewelry, when choosing necklace styles there are certain body features can affect what looks best on you. We’ve highlighted some body features to consider when selecting your necklace:

1- Face:
a. Heart – 12”-16” necklace lengths, especially chokers and collars
b. Round – 26”-36” lengths, especially those that form a lengthening V- shape.
c. Avoid necklaces that sit close to the collar (choker, collar, bib)
d. Long/Rectangular – 12”-16” length, shorter necklaces will create the illusion of a shorter jaw
e. Oval – all necklace lengths work with this face shape


2- Figure:
a. If you have a wide neck or broad shoulders, avoid chokers that can make the neck look wider and seem out of proportion.
b. If you have a wide neck or broad shoulders, avoid chokers that can make the neck look wider and seem out of proportion.
c. To accentuate the bust, 20”-22” necklaces work best.
d. For full-figured bodies, necklaces that sit higher on the body 22” and under will sit the best on your body.


3- Height:
a. Short (below 5’4”) – 16-20” necklaces will look best on you. V-shapes will also elongate your neckline and add the appearance of height.
b. Tall (5’7” and above) – wear any necklace length, but longer styles will fit best with your frame.


4- Neckline Shape: If you are selecting a necklace for a particular dress, then it’s important for you to keep in mind the neckline of the top of the garment. It would be a shame to have a beautiful necklace “disappear” into your neckline. The salespeople at Kingston Fine Jewelry can help you find the perfect necklace to enhance the wearer’s beauty and fit their lifestyle. Kingston Fine Jewelry is a member of Jewelers of America, so you can shop for jewelry with confidence. Establishing a relationship with that jeweler means that they’ll also know the right necklaces to suggest at each visit. With thanks to Jewelers of America

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