A pendant is a single ornament that hangs from a chain or cord.
DIAMOND OR COLOR GEMSTONE SOLITAIRES
These elegant and understated necklaces let a single diamond or color gemstone stand alone and speak for itself. A popular option is to set the diamond in a pendant that hangs down from the chain so the diamond or gemstone floats and captures attention.
DIAMOND AND GEMSTONE PENDANTS
Of course, simple isn’t always the look you’re after. There is an array of options for whatever style you prefer:
Pendants covered in diamonds, gemstones or crystals, or center gemstones surrounded by smaller gemstones or diamonds.
Engravable lockets or pendants.
Symbols, words or names, nature-inspired or abstract shapes, with or without diamonds or gemstones.
Strands have pearls, gemstones or beads strung together.
Finding your necklace style and length
Once you’ve settled on getting a chain, strand or other type of necklace, the next choice is determining the best length. Extenders in all styles can easily be fastened to your necklace for more room.
Versatile, with a 16- to 18-inch length that can go with different looks. Good for open-collar blouses or scoop- and sweetheart-neckline dresses.
Ranges between 18 and 20 inches and hits just below the collarbone; it’s the best length to hang a pendant. The princess necklace length complements low-cut necklines as well as clothing with a crew or a high neckline.
A 20- to 24-inch strand that’s a popular length for layering necklaces and for wear with tunics or dresses.
Refers to pearls and ranges from 28 to 34 inches; can be worn full length or wrapped to create a refined, versatile accent to outfits with a crew- or high neckline. Named for its sense of drama and glamour, the opera style is perfect for the “dripping in pearls” look.
ROPE OR LARIAT:
The rope necklace is 37 or more inches of elegance that extends to the waist.
Note: The measured chain thickness or height may vary slightly due to the manufacturing process. A variance of + 1/4" to what is stated under product specifications may occur.
Ready to shop? Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry have a great selection of diamond necklaces.