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Minimum length for a man's necklace?


#1

What do you think is the ideal minimum length for a man’s necklace?
I’m making my nephew a necklace with “M” central element on handmade
chain. He’s very slim but I don’t want the “M” flipping up when he
moves so would be grateful for ideas on the minimum total length for
a man’s necklace. Many thanks.

Helen
UK


#2

Hi Helen,

See if you can find out what neck size he wears in shirts, then add
some length.

Regards,
Ken Moore
www.kenworx.com


#3

Helen,

Really at wit’s end to answer your question. My neck size (dress
shirt) is 18 1/2 inches; so a necklace that is that or shorter will
not even go around my neck. So I guess, the first thought is that
you need to know your nephew’s neck size. Then I would add 2 to 4
inches at least for the necklace to be comfortable.

John
John Atwell Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Geologist and Gemologist
Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry
Web: www.rasmussengems.com
Blog: http://rasmussengems.ganoksin.com/blogs/


#4

Add at least 4-6 inches to his collar size.


#5

Helen - I make a lot of men’s chains and I make them at 22 inches
with a piece of 2 inch extension chain at the back. That seems to
work for most but I will say I do this for a lot of hunters (setting
bear claws - yuck) and they are big men with rather large necks.
Hope it helps.

Joy


#6

Thanks to all who have answered my question. I guess with chaps, it
has to be dependent on collar size plus a bit, as men come in so
many sizes!

Helen
UK