Cremation Jewelry Chain Length Guide

The way cremation jewelry is displayed on the body is different with every person. We've created a guide to help you choose the right length chain to best display your cremation jewelry selection.

Chain Options For Displaying Cremation Jewelry For Ashes

Use our Chain Length Guide to help visualize where your cremation pendant and chain will hang on the body. All of our sterling silver snake chains are available in silver, black, gold and rose gold plated finishes. These guidelines will help you with your selection and help steer you in the right direction to choosing the chain length that best suits your personal style and lifestyle!

18" Chain Length

Our 18" chain is the smallest of the chain sizes and with this length, the cremation jewelry sits right at the below the base of the throat and below the collarbone. This allows the pendant to sit higher on the chest without constraining the next or feeling too tight.

The 18" chain is ideal for those that want to layer several necklaces together or for those with a smaller body frame. The 18" chain is more ideal for those with an active lifestyle as the shorter chain will prevent the pendant from bouncing around and getting tangled in earrings or other accessories.

20" Chain Length

The 20" chain is a great base standard for necklace chain lengths and the pendant will sit around the middle of the sternum. The 20" chain fits nearly every body type perfectly and is a great option for anyone who wants a good standard chain for every day wear.

The 20" chain is ideal for business wear as well as more casual attire such as a t-shirt and jeans. Because the cremation jewelry will sit at the middle of the sternum, the necklace allows for the jewelry to either be displayed outside of clothing or tucked away discreetly underneath the clothing.

22" Chain Length

The 22" chain necklace works great for those who want a bit more room around their neck. The 22" chain allows for the pendant to sit at the base of the sternum and is a great option for necklace layering.

If you have a love for layering your jewelry, the 22" chain is for you! This longer length is also ideal for those that want to display their cremation jewelry outside their clothes and also have a love for bigger statement pendants. The longer chain length makes it ideal to easily slip over the head to remove.

24" Chain Length

The 22" chain displays the cremation pendant just below the bottom of the sternum. The longer 22" chain length is ideal for those that like to layer their jewelry and that wants to be able to slip the necklace over their head to put on and remove.

The 22" chain can be worn as a way to display a bigger statement pendant or for those that have a larger frame and need a chain that is longer in length. This 22" chain is also a nice option for those that may struggle with a clasp or like to be able to touch and see their pendant while they are wearing it.

30" Chain Length

The 30" chain is our longest chain length. The cremation pendant will sit just above the navel on most adults and is a great option for those that like to layer several necklaces together.

Ideal for wearing with cardigans or sweaters, the 30" chain is long enough to slip over the head to put on and take off. This makes it an ideal option for those that may struggle with a smaller clasp or want a necklace they can take on and off quickly. The longer length is a terrific option for those with a bigger body frame that need a little extra length with their necklace.

Choosing the right chain length is an important part of the cremation jewelry selection. We are here to help and if you have questions about our chain lengths or need help figuring out what is best for you, simply give us a call at 1-877-723-4242 or send us an email at and we will be happy to assist!

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Updated on July 12, 2019 by Frances Kay.