Silver Necklace Guide

Alfred & Co. Jewellery are the UK’s largest online jewellery store and we have the largest stock of sterling silver necklace’s and sterling silver chains. We supply a wide range of different style sterling silver necklace’s and sterling silver chains, each of which come in a variety of lengths. Whether you are looking for a simple silver necklace or a chunky silver necklace, here we have pulled together a short guide on silver necklace’s to help give you some ideas and provide you with some information before deciding on your next necklace chain purchase.

A Sterling Silver Necklace Love Affair

Our passion & love for sterling silver necklace’s and sterling silver chains began many years ago when Alfred & Co. Jewellery was first born. There are many reasons behind our fascination with sterling silver necklace’s – too many to cover on here. Put quite simply, a beautiful sterling silver necklace has the ability to transform someone’s appearance into something completely unique, elegant and stylish. It is no wonder that many a famous person and style icon has been seen donning a sterling silver necklace throughout time – from Hollywood, to the Paris catwalks, right through to the sports arena’s & popstars, sterling silver necklace’s are a thoroughly popular fashion accessory.

Sterling Silver Necklace – A Great Gift Idea

One of the great things about a sterling silver necklace or sterling silver chain is that they make absolutely wonderful gift ideas. Whether it be a Christmas gift idea, or birthday gift idea, a sterling silver chain is guaranteed not to disappoint. Sterling silver necklace’s also offer exceptional sentimental value; so if you’re looking to buy a gift for that special someone in your life that truly means something, look no further than a stunning sterling silver necklace; every time they look at the sterling silver necklace you bought for them, they will be reminded of you – perfect! If you’re looking for a sterling silver necklace view our men’s silver necklace range or ladies silver necklace range today.

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Style’s of Sterling Silver Necklace

Sterling silver necklace’s and sterling silver chains can come in many different shapes and sizes. Lengths of silver chains are usually measured in inches, and depending on how you would like the silver necklace to hang, we would recommend the following as a necklace guideline: –

The below image illustrates the appearance of different length necklaces worn by both ladies (left) and gentlemen (right).

Necklace Size Guide
Necklace Size Guide by Alfred & Co. Jewellery
  • Ladies Silver Necklace Length

The standard necklace sizes for women are as follows: –

16″ Necklace – Choker length; this has the necklace sitting very closely around the neck.
18″ Necklace – Collarbone length; still quite a short length which helps keep the necklace visible to others.
20″ Necklace – A few inches below collarbone; here the length is a little longer which allows the necklace to sit a little lower.

22″ Necklace – a 22 inch necklace will hang even lower, but still above the breastbone. Choose this length if you’re going for a relaxed/discreet look.

  • Mens Silver Necklace Length

The standard necklace length sizes for men are as follows: –

18″ Necklace – this size men’s necklace usually results in the chain sitting just beneath the collar, showing quite prominently on display.

20″ Necklace – a popular length for men, this allows the necklace to sit beneath the collar and still be visible depending on the type of top being worn.

22Necklace – this length allows the necklace to sit a little lower down beneath the collar and is suitable for those going for a more relaxed look or for people who are slightly taller.

24″ Necklace – this is one of the longer length of necklace’s which allows it to sit fairly relaxed and loose – usually finishing close to the heart – perfect if you’re attaching a pendant onto it.

30″ Necklace – this is the longest necklace which we stock. If you’re looking for a very casual, laid back and relaxed look, a 30 inch silver necklace would be the perfect choice.

As you can see, there are a variety of different length necklace’s to choose from, but ultimately it comes down to personal preference. Using the necklace length guide above should hopefully help make your choice that little bit easier.

Sterling silver necklaces and chains come in a range of different styles to suit different tastes. Here we are going to talk about some of the key sterling silver necklace styles and hopefully help make selecting your next silver necklace a little bit easier. Key silver necklace styles include:-

Silver Curb Necklace

A curb style silver necklace is probably the most popular style sterling silver necklace due its design simplicity. A curb style sterling silver necklace has a classic design with flat interlocking curb links. A curb style sterling silver necklace is a very popular choice for both men & women alike due to the understated & casual look it delivers. The thinner curb chains work very well with silver pendants. An example of a curb style silver chain can be seen below: –

Silver Chain 6.7mm
Curb Style Silver Necklace

Figaro Silver Necklace

Again a Figaro style silver necklace has flattened links similar to the curb style, however where this style differs is in how the connection and size of the links vary – the Figaro style silver chain usually has two or three shorter connecting curb links alternating with longer connecting links. If you’re looking for a silver necklace which offers something a little different, the Figaro style sterling silver necklace is an excellent choice.

Sterling Silver Necklace Figaro 13mm
Figaro Style Silver Necklace

Mariner or Anchor Silver Necklace

The Mariner silver chain style is very similar to the Figaro silver necklace style, with the main difference being that the mariner chain alternates a single, small, round link with a larger oval link. These links closely resemble the typical chains attached to anchors for boats hence the alternate style name of “anchor necklace”.

Silver Necklace Mariner Style

Chunky Necklaces

Are you looking for a chunky necklace or thick silver necklace? If you’re looking for a heavy chunky silver necklace, here at Alfred & Co. Jewellery we have a range of different chunky necklace’s to choose from. Heavy chunky necklace’s are all the rage, and an extremely popular fashion accessory. If you’re searching for a chunky necklace, you need to ensure you are choose the right width of silver necklace. The width of our necklace’s range from a slim 2mm silver necklace right up to a thick 13mm+ silver necklace. Browse our chunky necklace’s today.

Thick Silver Necklace
Chunky Silver Necklace by Alfred & Co. Jewellery

Dog Tag Necklace

Dog necklace’s have always been a must have fashion accessory fuelled on by the “Top Gun” movie in which Tom Cruise’s “Maverick” famously donned a silver dog tag chain. There is something exceedingly special about a dog tag necklace which ensures they consistently remain at the forefront of fashionable neckwear.

If you’re looking for a silver dog tag necklace or silver dog tag chain, Alfred & Co. Jewellery have a range of different lengths to choose from – from 20 inches in length if you prefer the tag to hang higher, through to 30 inches in length if you would like the tag to hang lower down closer to the bottom of your chest.

Silver Dog Tag Necklace
Silver Dog Tag Necklace by Alfred & Co. Jewellery

Silver Necklaces UK

Are you searching for silver necklaces in the UK? If you’re looking for the best place to buy a sterling silver necklace in the UK then you have come to the right place. Alfred & Co. Jewellery are the UK’s largest online jewellery store and retailer of silver necklace’s and silver chains and have a wide choice of necklace’s to suit different preferences and tastes. Best of all, we also ship all of our sterling silver necklaces and silver chains worldwide too – we have customers in all four corners of the world, from Australia, to Asia right through to the USA and Canada. All Alfred & Co. Jewellery silver necklace’s and silver chains come with a luxury Alfred & Co. Jewellery box. Browse our ladies silver necklace’s and men’s silver chains today.


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