long as the necklace is not too snug the length is a personal
preference. The necklace should be at least 2 inches longer than the circumference of the
neck. It should not fit like a choker. For our teething-age wearers, it should not disappear under fat rolls. Some choose a length that adds more than 2 inches to give more
growing room, and others choose to add no
more than 2 inches so there is less room for their child to fool with
the necklace or bring it to their mouth. None of our necklaces are meant to be chewed on!
A simple way to measure is to drape a tape measure around the neck, mimicking the way you would like the necklace to
fit. Or if you do not have a soft tape measure, use a piece of string to drape around the neck and measure the string against the tape measure. This will give you the length you are most comfortable
with. If there is a specific size you are looking for within the size ranges we offer (for example "11" long") leave us a note in the comments section during checkout. We will send you the piece we have that comes closest to the length you request.
measure our necklaces we unscrew/unclasp the necklace and hold it in the
air against a ruler. We do not pull on the necklace to straighten it
out. We tell you this as often different methods of measuring amber
necklaces can produce variations of up to 1/2". Also, it is not unusual
for amber necklaces to stretch a bit in length over time. (This does not apply to our gemstone or hazel wood necklaces.)