Maybe you’re on the hunt for your new favorite necklace. Maybe you’re just curious and want to know what makes a good necklace, so you can buy one for yourself or a loved one. Either way, it’s worth going over some of the features that make up a good necklace, so you know what to look out for!


First things first, size matters! That’s right, some people think that a necklace is only good if it’s super big. In reality, it’s not all about the size. If you’re going for small and delicate, but be sure to make sure it fits a woman’s neck comfortably if desired and not too tight. If you’re going for bigger and more chunky, be sure it does not droop down or get in the way of movement.


It’s important to make sure that you choose a necklace that suits the design of your outfit. For example, if you’re wearing a short black dress with nude heels, don’t wear a chunky gold chain. Just make sure it complements the rest of your outfit, and not fight with it.

Chain Length

All nice necklaces come with chains varying in length to suit every style and taste. The length of the chain should not be too long or too short, although it should ideally be neither too long nor too short! A good rule of thumb is to almost never go less than two inches in chain length. If you’re wearing a tiny necklace, one is probably not necessary. If you’re wearing a chunky necklace, don’t wear a tiny ring to go with it!


Just like a chain length, the weight needs to be neither too heavy or too light. A heavier chain will make the rest of your outfit feel too light, and you don’t want anything to be overbearing or look awkward. If a necklace is too short and lightweight for its size, it will make you look like you’re mismatched, as if your necklace does not fit your outfit.


No matter what sort of necklace it is, it needs to have a good clasp that won’t come undone easily. Ideally, a chain should be able to be clasped to the chain of your choice with no issues or worries about it falling off.


Nowadays, some get a little bit overzealous about wearing big statement necklaces. But if you’re going for an everyday look, keep practicality in mind. A necklace that’s too chunky will still distract from the rest of your outfit and will draw eyes away from where you want them to be. A chunky necklace that’s too long can also get in the way of moving freely or causing discomfort.


All in all, a good necklace is one that is both bold and subtle at the same time. It looks good, doesn’t look bad and also works well with your outfit. For more information on how to choose the right necklace for yourself or a loved one, here are two awesome articles: