How to Measure for Jewellery

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A local jeweller such as Diamonds and Pearls know a lot about jewellery, including styles, metals, stones, and recommended retail pricing. What they don’t know, however, is your significant other’s ring size, or how the particular sizing of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings works with your body shape and size.

Even if you plan on seeing jewellers in secret, so your partner doesn’t know you’re surprising them or you are planning wedding gift, you need to be aware of sizing. If you don’t, you may find it more challenging to pick something out they’ll like or will fit them perfectly.

Of course, when you do visit a jeweller’s store and pick out something, you can return it if it doesn’t fit or you want to resize it. However, if you can get it right the first time, you can avoid that hassle, and you or your loved one can wear that piece forever. Measuring for jewellery is easier than you think.


Even if you’re shopping for yourself, you may find it challenging to buy a necklace that works on your body shape. Often, it can also seem like more hassle than it’s worth to try on every single necklace you like. So, rather than pay attention to measurements, many people buy a necklace from their local jewellers then put up with the fact it doesn’t suit them.

A 400-410mm necklace is going to sit more like a choker chain with minimal give, whereas something between 430mm to 490mm will sit on the lines of your collarbone. If you prefer something a little longer, a necklace over 550mm will hang around the neckline, while over 600mm will be below it. Specific necklace styles suit different clothing and body shapes, so keep this in mind. Anything below 420mm can limit how many outings the necklace will get with apparel.