Necklace size guide

First, decide how you prefer to wear your necklace, tightly, loosely, or as an exact fit.

Tight fit (41cm / 16" or shorter) is recommended when you want a high-sitting necklace that stays skin-tight. These lengths are popular when it comes to thin and lightweight necklaces that show above the shirt's neckline.

Exact fit (46cm / 18" - 56cm / 22") is the best and most popular option for most men. It allows the necklace to sit firmly and naturally on the neck. An exact fit necklace falls properly on the collar bone giving it a little room to move around. These necklaces can be worn inside or outside the shirt.

Loose fit (61cm / 24" or longer) is a popular style among men who prefer their necklaces to sit on low without restraint. Loose fitting necklaces are usually worn outside the shirt and often include a pendant or a thick appearance. 

Tip: thin metal chains often look better when shorter in length (and larger necklaces better when longer). If you are in doubt, go with a 46cm / 18" length or another exact fit necklace, as these tend to gather the most compliments.

Necklace length size guide for men by CMC

Although the average man's neck circumference is approximately 15" / 38cm, you should always make sure you have your correct measurements when shopping for necklaces online.

Necklace size chart
Necklace style Length (inch) Length (cm) Necklace placement
Tight fit Up to 16 Up to 41 Tightly or semi-tightly against the base of throat
Exact fit 18 - 22 46 - 56 Natural appearance, sits perfectly on or just under the collar bone
Loose fit 24 and above 61 and above Between the collar bone and the chest or below

Now that you know your preferred size, go ahead and shop your favorite necklaces!

We aim to make choosing the right size for your necklace as easy and as pleasant as possible. Find the size chart above that will guide you in finding the perfect necklace length and size. If you are unsure of the right size, please send us your measurements by email and we'll help you with the decision.