How To Measure


    Pendant Chain

    Measuring for Someone Else



Measuring for a Necklace.

Standing in front of the mirror, place a flexible measuring tape or string around the back of the neck where a neck-chain would sit.

Adjust the length as it hangs in a gentle oval until it sits where you want the neck-chain to hang.
Hold the string at this point and measure it to see how long it is, making sure that fingers in the way do not skew the length.

If using a tape measure, look at it in the mirror to see the length or mark the spot with your finger, remove from the neck and record the length you need alternatively if using string line this up alongside a ruler. 

Measuring for a Pendant Chain.

Standing in front of the mirror, hold the string/tape in a gentle V shape to simulate the weight of the pendant or place a pedant on the string.

Adjust the length until the base of the V/pendant sits just above where you want the pendant to sit on your chest.

Remember in all measurements to keep your fingers out of the way as much as possible. 


Measuring For Someone Else

Go through the motions described above with them to determine their preferences.
If it's a gift, measure a piece they already own and like. 

Otherwise, here's what to do:


Chain lengths for men are typically chosen based on the man's collar size. Do you know what his dress shirt size might be? (They are sized by neck measurements.) Add four or five inches to that number for a chain that would drape nicely and show within an open shirt collar (eg. a casual golf/polo shirt). 

The most common length sold to men of average neck size is 20"

Below are some recommendations based on a males build:
Small - 18"
Medium - 20"
Large - 22"
XLarge - 24+"
Please note: These measurements are estimates only.

If you are buying for a woman, best thing about necklaces and chains for women is that different lengths are worn for different occasions and seasons.

So you can almost always use a particular necklace for some occasion.

If a cowl neck or turtleneck shirt (typically worn in the winter season) is chosen, a long necklace works better.

So the basic neck measurement - whatever that is - really helps when you are purchasing a necklace for both fashion and size reasons.

Women's standard necklace sizes are:

16" Choker length
17-18" At collar bone 
20" A few inches below collar bone
22" At or above neckline
24" Below neckline

Please note: When trying to decide for the right length for a woman you also need to take into consideration the persons build, example a choker length of 16" doesn't work with a high neck blouse or a larger neck size, while an 18" necklace will hang farther down on a petite woman. 

If you do have any questions or you need assistance please feel free to contact Inch of Gold Downunder via a private message.

For A Bracelet

If you have one that fits you well, measure it end to end (including clasp). If you don't, well that's why you're here, isn't it?

It's easy to do:

Use a string and wrap your wrist loosely so that a finger can fit under it to confirm that it fits loosely enough to be comfortable.

Add or subtract an inch to see if it gets better.
Mark  that point and measure the string to see the length. 

Inch of Gold Downunder wants it to fit you perfectly! 

Standard bracelets are usually 7" in length, with the clasp adding to its size.

Inch of Gold Downunder prefer to use final (CLASP INCLUDED) measurements of the chain because it is more accurate. 

The following are guidelines only for ordering a BRACELET for someone else:


Small - 7" (finished length)
Medium/Average - 7 1/2"
Above Average 8"
Small 7 1/2" (finished length)
Medium/Average 8"
Above Average 8 1/2"

For An Anklet

Anklets are a popular choice for Inch of Gold Downunder customers.

Research shows over 95% of women cannot find a perfect fit with a pre-made anklet anywhere.
Even an inch makes a tremendous difference because anklets will hang at the lowest point due to gravity. This makes then easy to catch every time you take a step and can be uncomfortable to wear.

Everyone has a different size and bone structure, but here are simple instructions to find YOUR perfect fit:
Measure the widest point of your ankle around the ankle bone with the tape measure going straight around (not dipping low to one side or the other), add 1 to half an inch and this will give you an anklet that sits just below the ankle, but not too low to catch on a shoe.

If unsure take a piece of string wrap it around your ankle to where you would like the anklet to sit and measure the string.

Even better go through both of the motions above and compare sizing.

If needing assistance please feel free to contact Inch of Gold Downunder via a private measure and assistance will be provided.



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