CHOOSING A NECKLACE LENGTH
PRINCESS DROP PENDANT
THE NATURE OF HANDMADE JEWELLERY
So, you’ve chosen your template, hand picked your components and designed your dream piece of jewellery. Now it’s our turn! Here at DIWAH we make your vision come to life and we strive for perfection in every piece of jewellery we make.
To ensure the best quality, we use all the necessary finishings and methods, which we deem to be the most suitable to make your jewellery.
Below we have detailed some of these finishings that may affect the length of a necklace:
These are used to cover the crimps; which are used to finish the end of a beaded section, and provide a loop for attaching jump rings (at the fastening or chain section etc). We always match the calottes we use to the main metal colour in your necklace, or the colour of the fastening you have chosen.
If there are a lot of separate beaded sections within chain, the calottes on either side of the section, can add around 1cm of length to a design.
Large Components on Posts
For larger components, it is often necessary to use posts instead of tiger-tail so that the necklace has more stability and is stronger. The connections between these posts and chain/calottes can add length to a necklace, especially if jump rings are needed to make the connection.
For shorter necklaces which have claw clasp fastenings, an extender chain is added which gives you the opportunity to wear your necklace that little bit longer if you so wish.
If you haven’t filled your necklace fully and it’s looking a little too short, we will adapt the design with additional components (from/in-keeping with your design) toward the back of the necklace to ensure it falls within our length range.
In the event that a necklace design becomes longer in production (due to the component combinations and attaching these all neatly) we would need to contact you in order to resolve the matter, as we may need to remove certain elements of a design (i.e. chain links).