Useful conversions and terms

June 1, 2009 by  
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Item Meaning or Conversion
Hank 6-12 Strands
Pc 1 Piece
Gross 144 Pieces
Mass 1200 Pieces
1 Kilo 2.2 Pounds
Cent 100 Pieces
Mille 1000 Pieces
Millimetre 1/25 Inch
Inch 2.54 cm (25.4 millimetres)
Necklace Lengths:  
Collar This is worn close to collar bone at the base of the neck and usually made up of three or more strands sized around 12 to 13 inches.
Choker This is worn snugly around the neck and it is particularly suited to hair worn pinned up for special occasions. Usually sized around 14 to 16 inches.
Princess This length is usually around 17 to 19 inches. a great length for a pendant or a high neck line.
Matinee At 20 to 24 inches, this necklace is a good alround choice. Probably once thought of as the most appropriate length for early afternoon
Opera The opera necklace is quite versatile as it can be worn singularly or doubled up to fit close to the neck.  The length is around 28 to 34 inches.
Lariat This is a necklace that us not joined but rather tied together or wrapped around the neck.  The length is usually around 48 inches