Complete Guide to Choose Pendants & Necklaces

Complete Guide To Choose Pendants & Necklaces

By: Dennis Wilson

The neckline is considered to be the most sensuous part of the woman’s body. To highlight their beauty, they choose gorgeous and statement pieces like Pendants & Necklaces that can make them look more beautiful & expressive. Thus, to achieve your desired look, you need to choose impeccable pendants & necklaces that complement your neckline & style as well.

So, if you want to own such Pendants & Necklaces, then Diamond Pro Guide has brought a complete guide to choose a perfect & stylish pendant & necklace pieces.


By Diamond Pro Guide 

Pendants, necklaces and other kinds of neck jewelry designed for complementing the image of any woman, deserve special attention in the world of jewelry.

Pendants can be called an «independent» decorative element, which has no special requirements, like, for example, matching a ring or earrings (however, you have to follow this rule in case of diamonds or pearls). Moreover, this type of jewelry is a wonderful easy-to-choose present. The only thing you have to know is what style the person, you are going to give it to, prefers.

If you want to buy a necklace or a pendant wisely, for them to reveal good taste, pay attention to several details while choosing this or that piece of jewelry. I have written this guide to help you with the task. Here you will find the information on: 

  • What pendants and necklaces exist
  • What pendants and necklaces suit different people
  • How to choose a chain for a pendant
Choosing a pendant or a necklace: First steps

 Although pendants and necklaces are considered «independent» jewelry, beautiful without adding anything, you still need a chain, a string or a necklet for wearing them. That’s why jewelers advise starting choosing a pendant with buying a chain. If you already have a chain to put the new pendant on, consider the following points: 

  1. The pendant shouldn’t weight more than the chain, the correlation can be maximum 1:1. In case you ignore the rule, the chain may get worn off and broken. Then you’ll simply lose the jewelry.
  1. The color of the pendant should match the color of the chain. For example, a pendant of white gold can be worn only with a chain of white gold, silver or platinum.
  1. The chain shouldn’t distract from the pendant. It’s better to choose chains of simple styles.
  1. Pay attention to the clamp of the pendant, it should be big enough to get a chain, a strip or a necklet through.
Styles of chains

 There are unbelievably many kinds of chains, which differ from each other due to various styles. What depends on the style (the way of netting) of the chain? Both its weight and strength depend on the feature. What style to choose? It’s more reasonable to buy the chains, which can be easily bent in different directions. Such chains will be solid and perfect for wearing both light and heavy pendants. Try to avoid flat chains, as they are not very suitable for having pendants on them. 

How long should a necklace be?

The right length is another important criterion for choosing a necklace. The necklace of the perfect length will emphasize the beauty of your face and figure. You need to choose the length of the necklace considering the few parameters: how tall a person wearing it is, what face shape and neck the person has. But let’s be consequent.

The length of the necklace can range from 10 to 48 in’. This variety of sizes is usually divided into two categories – short and long ones: 

  • Short necklaces – from 10 to 24 in’
  • Long necklaces – from 25 in’ to … 

Short necklaces from 18 to 22 in’ are an ideal match for different compact pendants. It’s perfect if you get a pendant with a small diamond and a thin 18 in’ chain. Such a combination will be a great option for any woman. Pearl beads of one 16 in’ long string will be a wonderful choice to match your evening dress. Pearls are great birthday and wedding presents. If you need to complement the classic style image, pearl suits best. 

Be careful while choosing the shortest, from 10 to14 in’, necklaces. It’s reasonable to measure the neck in advance in this case. To figure out the size of the neck, take a piece of tape and wrap around the neck, see not to squeeze it too much. Measure the length you’ve got with a ruler. For example, you’ve got 13 in’. Add 2 in’. So the minimum size of your future necklace is 15 in’.

Long necklaces don’t match small pendants. You can wear 28 in’ long (and longer ones) necklaces in a simple way or fold them two or more times, which makes the necklaces shorter and adds them volume. A long necklace allows its owner to use imagination and experiment with the style.

Choosing the length of the necklace depending on how tall you are

 Another way of choosing a necklace is to consider how tall you are. The very long necklace can make a short woman look even shorter, while a short necklace can be simply lost in case a tall woman wears it.

Especially for my readers, I have created the following table: 

Read the table of length and full guide @ 

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