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How Do You Pick a Diamond Pendant? 

July 22, 2022

How Do You Pick a Diamond Pendant? 

If you are looking for an elegant and timeless piece of jewellery, a diamond pendant is an excellent choice. However, looking for a single diamond pendant is a task in itself. You might wonder how many carats a diamond pendant should be, or how to tell if a diamond pendant is real. Don’t fret! We are here to answer these and any other queries you may have when you’re ready to purchase the diamond pendant that will wow you and your loved one. 

Purchasing a Diamond Pendant 

Other than the design of the pendant, there are several vital aspects such as setting, cut, clarity, shape, and colour that you need to be aware of when choosing a diamond pendant. While that can sound technical, the variables are easier to manage if you go to a reputable and reliable vendor. With nearly half a century of experience at Holloway Diamonds, we not only offer the most elegant designs, but we walk you through the technical aspects you need to understand before you make a purchase. Let’s look at some of these aspects further in detail. 

Diamond Pendant Settings and Designs 

Diamond pendants are chic with a timeless design; however, even with this classic design, there are ways in which you can make this style uniquely yours. Other than your choice of diamond, there are two things that impact your pendant’s style: its setting and the choice of precious metal.

Precious Metals 

Several metals are available to make chains and pendants. Amongst the most popular are 14K or 18K gold, as both of these are durable enough for daily wear. Gold colours include yellow, rose, and white. Pendant chains also come in platinum, though the price of this metal is higher than gold. 

Setting Styles 

There are three types of settings for diamond pendants: prong settings, bezel settings, and halo settings. 

Prong settings are a classic option and are probably what you picture when you think of a diamond pendant. In this setting, prongs crafted from a precious metal delicately hold the diamond in place. This is one of the most popular setting styles, as prongs allow the maximum amount of light to enter the diamond. There are two types of prong settings—four-prong and six-prong settings. While four-prong settings deliver a classic look, six-prong settings are a bit more delicate. 

If you are looking for a more secure setting for your diamond pendant, you might want to consider a bezel setting. A bezel setting is a ring of precious metal that completely encircles the diamond. In addition to being secure, this setting offers a modern look that protects your diamond against drops and bumps.

Finally, we have the glamorous halo setting. In a halo setting, the central diamond is held in place by a precious metal ring that is embedded with shimmering accent diamonds. Halo settings not only add brilliance to the diamond, but they also trick the eye by making the central diamond appear larger than it actually is. This is a great option if you are looking for a diamond pendant with a bit more shimmer, impact, and glamour. 

Choosing a Diamond for Your Pendant 

The most crucial aspect of picking a diamond pendant is your choice of diamond. The first thing to consider is the shape of diamond you prefer; once you’ve finalised the shape that appeals to you the most, it’s time to choose a diamond from that category. 

When choosing a diamond, there are four Cs that offer an objective way to measure how one diamond compares to another. The four C’s are cut, colour, clarity, and carat. Cut, not to be confused with shape, refers to the way the diamond was cut—this affects how the stone sparkles. Colour measures how colourless a white diamond is on a scale of D to Z (with D being completely colourless). Clarity refers to how flawless a diamond is—the higher the clarity grading, the fewer flaws a diamond will have. Carat, the last of the four C’s, is a weight measurement that can give you an idea of how large the diamond is. 

Final Takeaway 

There is no best grade to choose from—when it comes to a diamond, what you find most beautiful depends on your unique tastes. Regardless, it can be a daunting task to go diamond shopping, and our team at Holloway Diamonds is here to help. We not only provide many diamond pendant designs, but we also offer help in navigating the technicalities so you can find a diamond pendant that you love. 

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