Diamond Pendant Necklaces attached
Considerations When Buying a Diamond Pendant Necklace
When you’re shopping for a diamond pendant necklace, there seems to be hundreds of
design choices. They range from the formal, such as a diamond solitaire necklace, to the
casual, such as necklace pendants shaped like animals. In addition, a buyer can have a
customized pendant made using a stone from a sentimental piece of jewelry; such has a
grandmother’s wedding ring.
Why Can A Diamond Pendant Be Bought Separately?
A pendant is a piece of jewelry that dangles and can be added to a necklace, bracelet or
worn as earrings. Most of the type with diamond pendant necklaces, the pendant and
necklace are bought as one unit. However, with fine jewelry, pendants can be bought
without an attached necklace and a chain can be bought separately.
One of the main advantages to buying the pendant separately is to get a chain that is the
correct length. Chain style necklaces come in several lengths, usually starting anywhere
from 16 inches or less to about 24 inches in length. The length of the necklace is
determined by the style of the necklace and the thickness of the wearer’s neck. A
full-figured woman may need a longer chain for the pendant to hit in the correct spot on
Here are three basic necklace lengths for diamond pendant necklaces:
Choker – They usually fit closely around the neck with chains that are usually
less than 16 inches long. A pendant worn with a choker chain hangs high
on the neck.
Princess – This is one of the most common chain styles available for
pendants. The length of a princess chain necklace is usually 18 or 20
inches long, which allows them to hang over the collarbone. They are the
perfect length for displaying a pendant.
Opera – This type of necklace is great for displaying a diamond pendant as
well. They are about 24 inches in length and they are usually worn over a
Some people may want to buy a thicker chain than what is often sold with a pendant.
Thin chains can be too delicate and easily break when handled or when snagged on
something. Many pendant necklaces end up in a jewelry box because their chain has
broken. To prevent this, a thicker chain can be bought for a solitaire diamond pendant.
What is the Best Chain for Necklace Pendants?
Not only do necklaces come in different lengths, but they come in different styles as well.
When you buy a chain for a pendant, the chain must be strong enough to hold the pendant
and it should be an appropriate size and color as well. Not all necklace styles are
suitable for pendants because the pendant wouldn’t hang correctly with some of them.
For instance, a pendant wouldn’t hang well on a flat chain, such as a herringbone or snake
styled chain. A rounder chain allows a pendant to dangle from it. The most common