While making a purchase, there are a number of recommendations and factors to consider, such as the style of diamond used, its composition, size, origin, and so on, but also its quality and compatibility with the chosen chain. As a result, in order to choose the best one, each specific requirement must be examined individually.
Nothing beats a diamond necklace to make you feel unique. Diamonds are iconic and timeless and remain one of the most desired stones in history, regardless of size. When buying diamond pendant necklaces, before any other considerations and the first and foremost consideration are the “4 Cs”.
What are the 4 Cs?
- Carat – The diamond is measured in carat weight.
- Cut – Cut refers to how the diamond was cut, including depth, facets, and other factors that affect symmetry, sparkle factor, and brightness.
- Clarity – Clarity evaluates inclusions on a 6-point scale from included to faultless. Inclusions are minor flaws within the diamond, whereas blemishes are flaws on the diamond’s surface.
- Colour – Colour is graded on a D-Z scale, with D representing no hue and Z representing a yellow hue.
The majority of diamonds used in jewellery are in the D-J colour range. While looking for a diamond necklace, keep the 4 Cs in mind to ensure you acquire the most fabulous quality diamond necklace for your money.
Tips to Buy a Diamond Pendant Necklace
This shopping guide will help you pick the perfect diamond pendant.
- Settings & Styles
Diamond pendants are exquisite and timeless in design. However, even within this basic form, there are numerous ways to customize a diamond pendant to make it uniquely yours. Aside from the diamond (which we’ll discuss later in this post), there are two factors that influence the style of your diamond pendant: the setting style and the precious metal.
Diamond solitaire pendant settings are classified into three types: prong settings, bezel settings, and halo settings.
- Prong settings are a stylish and timeless option, and they are most likely what you see when you think of a diamond pendant. Prongs made of precious metal delicately hold your diamond in position while also allowing your diamond to catch maximum light from all angles, improving the light-capturing ability of your diamond. There are two sorts of prong settings: four-prong and six-prong. 4-prong settings are traditional, but 6-prong settings are traditional but more delicate and one-of-a-kind.
- A bezel setting is a precious metal ring that completely encircles your diamond in all sizes. Bezel settings are incredibly secure, provide excellent protection for your diamond from bumps or drops, and have a wonderful modern appearance.
- A glitzy halo setting sets your diamond in the centre of a ring of metal that is adorned with sparkling accent diamonds. Halo settings provide radiance to your pendant while also fooling the eye into believing your centre diamond is more extensive than it is. If you want a diamond pendant with a bit more glitter, impact, and glamour, halo settings are a superb choice.
Along with the setting, the metal is also very crucial because the sturdiness of the setting depends a lot on the metal you choose.
You’ll be able to select from four precious metals: yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and platinum. Often, people choose the precious metal that they wear most often for their diamond pendants. Nevertheless, if you don’t already have a favourite precious metal, we’ll explain how precious metals affect style so you can choose one that matches your unique style.
Yellow gold is widely regarded as the most classic precious metal and is ideal for those with a traditional sense of style. On the other hand, rose gold is a very versatile colour in terms of fashion. Rose gold appears lovely, vintage-inspired, and popular at the moment. White gold and platinum have remarkably similar appearances. Both appear sleek, innovative, and modern. If you like the crisp white look of white gold or platinum but aren’t sure which to choose, remember that platinum is more durable than white gold but also more expensive. Hence, depending on how essential extra durability is to you and your money, you may want to choose.
- The Right Diamond
Now, let us discuss selecting a diamond for your diamond pendant. We’ll start with a shape and then move on to quality.
The shape of your diamond will have a significant impact on the aesthetic of your diamond pendant. These are some stylistic notes for the most popular diamond shapes:
- Classic Round
- Contemporary Princess
- Vintage Inspired Cushion Shape
- Vintage Art Inspired Asscher
- Sophisticated Retro Emerald
- Unique Marquise
- Traditional Oval
- Chic Pear
After you’ve determined whatever shape you prefer (or which shape the receiver prefers), it’s time to choose a diamond from that category.
There’s really no one “best” grade to choose in each of these areas, as what you’ll find most beautiful will rely on your particular tastes and how important quality is to you. For example, if you value quality above size, you may wish to prefer quality over a carat. On the other hand, if the size is the most crucial factor for you, you can consider a somewhat poorer-grade diamond with an enormous carat weight.