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Your Guide to Selecting the Right Diamond Pendant (Part 2)

31 Oct 2019 8:18:32 pm

In addition to the shape of the pendant and the metal from which it is made, there are several other things that help you select a diamond pendant. These are as follows.

  • The right setting for your pendant


Ensuring the right setting of your pendant is the most indispensable aspect of selection. This significance stems from the need to keep the diamonds in place so that the pendant does not get worn down or damaged early on.

A bezel setting is based on wrapping metal around the stones, either from all sides or partially. This holds the diamond properly in its place, protects its edges from chipping in case of accidents. This setting looks nicer in white gold or platinum, as it will give the illusion of larger size, but in yellow or rose gold can make the diamond look smaller because the metal lip around the stone covers part of the diamond.

If you want to ensure that the centre diamond is more clearly visible, a claw setting might be more preferred. This type of setting will open up the pendant to sparkle from side to side. Caution must be taken to ensure the claws holding the diamond in are strong and secure – 4 or 6 claws is preferred and you can chat to us if you’re unsure of your preference.

A halo setting basically involves a ring of smaller diamonds around a larger centre diamond, which can be set in claws or bezel. It is the more decorative setting, where the surround of small diamonds adds a new level of sparkle and size to the pendant. It involves a lot of elements, making production of the pendant more expensive compared to a simple design, however you can save money by choosing a smaller centre diamond.

  • Quality of diamond


It is key to consider 4Cs of a diamond that is to be used in your pendant. After all, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best value for money.

With pendants and earrings, we’re very lucky that we can get away with a diamond with lower colour and clarity than we’d normally recommend for an engagement ring. We should keep a high quality cut grade to ensure that the diamond has an exceptional sparkle, because the distance that people see our pendants means that size and sparkle are the most important factors for a diamond in a pendant.

Furthermore, if you are going for a yellow gold pendant, it is okay to choose a diamond further down the colour chart as the setting will blend into the tint. But with metals such as platinum and white gold it’s better to choose something higher in the colour chart for best results.

If you are choosing a larger diamond that is of a lower quality, imperfections may be more visible. Chat with us to find out what the best clarity is where size is concerned.

  • The size of the pendant


Picking out the right size diamond is a huge factor in the overall look of your pendant. Statement pieces are usually made with a large diamond or several diamonds, like a cluster or halo design. Minimal, simple pendants often feature a smaller diamond for subtle, everyday impact.

You also need to make sure that your pendant has an appropriate chain. A thinner chain is not ideal for larger and heavy pendants, where the weight of the pendant will weaken the chain. Meanwhile, a thicker chain may overpower a smaller pendant.

These are some considerations to keep in mind when selecting a diamond pendant that will help you get the most for your money spent. In addition to all this, it is also prime to verify that the diamonds used in your pendant are GIA certified.

If you are looking for ready to order or customisable diamond pendants, engagement and dress rings, earrings, bangles or bracelets contact All Diamonds. We are diamond manufacturers in Melbourne who offer unique, affordable and elegant solutions. What’s more? Our services are available throughout Australia and we use use non-conflict and certified diamonds.

Call us on (03) 9523 6603 to enquire today.

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