When it comes to jewelry, nothing beats diamonds for exquisite looks or a heartfelt, meaningful message. There is a crisp, clear simplicity about diamonds that makes them the most sought after gemstone for all types of jewelry. But with so many different shapes and styles to choose from, how do you select the perfect diamond necklace?
Solitaire diamond pendants
The solitaire is the most simple of designs. But don’t let that detract from its elegance. A stunning solitaire diamond pendant draws the eye and adds an air of sophistication to any outfit and any occasion.
A solitaire diamond pendant is guaranteed to never go out of fashion. It is an enduring look that perfectly displays your diamond and is just as suitable for everyday wear as it is when matching a black cocktail dress or ball gown.
Wherever you choose to wear it, your solitaire diamond necklace will catch the light to bring joyful moments of sparkle and radiance as you move about, bringing pleasure to you and those around you.
It can be worn with a simple clasp or as the centrepiece of a more elaborate design. Many women choose to wear a simple design on a daily basis and keep their more extravagant jewelry for special occasions when they can make it really dazzle as part of an ensemble of fashion.
Diamond tennis necklaces
For ultimate glamour a diamond tennis necklace is an excellent choice. This look oozes luxury and provides brilliant sparkle and shimmer at all times. It can be a subtle statement piece or the ultimate dazzling display of diamond embellishment incorporating sleek rope of fabulous gems, according to your design of choice.
Tennis necklaces are unique in the way they move in conjunction with your body, and they are both a popular current trend and a classic look.
Heart-shaped diamond necklaces
For something a little different, a heart-shaped diamond pendant necklace offers interest around the gemstone in the middle. These pieces are a great way to add texture to an outfit while still revelling in the beauty of diamond jewelry. There is a wide range of styles to choose from and your diamond pendant can be worn with sterling silver, gold or platinum. Or for an added splash of color, why not choose a diamond set in a white and rose gold pendant?
Chic and modern this style offers all the class of those timeless designs but with a delightful twist.
Unique diamond necklaces
For their traditional elegance, sometimes you find yourself wanting to play with convention and wear a diamond necklace that is a bit more ‘out there’. One of the great things about diamonds is that, due to their simplicity, they can be used in ways that would risk making colored gemstones appear tacky. A gold pendant with the addition of diamonds, either in a traditional style such as a cross or a more funky, modern design, is automatically afforded the respect given to the world’s favorite gemstone.
How to choose your diamond necklace
One of the first decisions to make when purchasing a diamond necklace is length. This should be based on a combination of neck measurement and personal preference, but there are also some guidelines that you should follow in terms of protocol and occasion.
The below sizes are based on an average sized person:
Collar – 16 inches (40cm)
A collar necklace instantly freshens up any look. They are particularly useful when worn with crewnecks, dark colored shirts or white blouses where they bring a touch of elegance to what can otherwise be a plain outfit.
Princess – 18 inches (45cm)
A princess necklace is traditionally 18 inches long and designed to sit on the collarbone. This is the ideal pendant necklace as it displays your pendant just below the collar line. A princess necklace adds a touch of sparkle to any outfit with a button-up shirt or blouse but is equally suitable paired with a low cut top to make your diamond pendant the star of the show.
Matinee – 20 – 23 inches (50 – 58 cms)
Matinee necklaces range in length from 20 inches to 23 inches to sit anywhere between the collarbone and the bust. Interchangeable between business and casual wear, it works well against a turtleneck or similar design to catch the eye. This design tends not to be worn when going for a sleek, elegant look as it is likely to clash with the outfit but is perfect for enhancing a dull outfit.
Why choose a diamond pendant necklace?
Diamond is coveted not just for its lustre and sparkle, but its longevity too. It features incomparable hardness along with purity and sparkle, making it the ultimate symbol of love. When you buy a diamond necklace for your significant other, you show them your true depth of feeling for them and demonstrate that your love is a light that will never go out.