Meta title: Which pendant to choose for a necklace?
Meta description: If you don’t know which model of pendant to buy, follow our complete guide to make the right choice among all the options available in jewelry.
It is not always easy to choose in front of all the pendants available in jewelry stores. If you do not know how to choose a product according to the material, the size of the chain or the stones that adorn the jewel, you can follow this complete guide to help you.
Should you choose a gold or silver pendant?
The first element to take into account when choosing a pendant for women is the material in which it is made. Jewelers usually offer gold, silver or gold-plated pendants.
Gold is used the most because it is both strong and versatile. Regardless of the alloy you choose, it is possible to change the color: yellow gold, pink gold or white gold. Even though 9 karat gold is less expensive than 18 karat gold, this option is still the most expensive.
If your budget is a little tight but you want quality jewelry, you can opt for silver, more specifically for Wholesale Jewelry that has the mention “silver 925”. Silver is a high quality metal with undeniable aesthetic qualities, but care must be taken to maintain it regularly to prevent it from tarnishing.
If you want jewelry that showcases the color of gold without compromising on the budget, gold plating is the best bet. It is a silver jewel simply covered with a thin layer of gold. Much cheaper than gold, gold-plated must however be brought back to the jewelry store regularly for maintenance.
Stones for a pendant
Many pendants are adorned with one or more stones in the heart of a gold or silver bezel. However, precious stones should be distinguished from semi-precious stones.
Precious stones are the best known and are four in number. The diamond is the most popular, recognizable by its brilliance and its generally white color (although one can find colored diamonds, which are rarer). Three other precious stones adorn women’s jewelry: sapphire (with an intense blue color), emerald (recognizable by its bright green color) and ruby (and its deep red). These stones vary a lot in quality and four elements can vary the price of the jewel: the weight (in carats), the color, the purity and the size (the way in which the stone was cut).
If you are looking for slightly more original options or your budget is a bit limited, semi-precious stones are a good alternative. Some of them imitate precious stones very well (topaz for sapphire, peridot for emerald and garnet for ruby) but others exhibit more original colors. Among the most famous fine stones , we find amethyst, quartz, aquamarine, lapis lazuli, mother-of-pearl or even moonstone.
Choosing the right chain for a pendant
Once you have chosen the pendant you like, it is important to buy a matching chain that matches your style, your desires and your needs. Length is therefore one of the first criteria to be taken into account.
If you want to wear your pendant every day, it is advisable to opt for a Princess necklace, the size of which varies between 42 and 45 centimeters. This chain which stops at the level of the shoulder blades is the most appreciated, even if you can also turn to a Mâtinée necklace, a little longer.
If you want to combine the chain with a pendant, it is not recommended to opt for a length that goes below the chest. If you still want to, choose a pendant whose size is in proportion to the length of the chain.
Which chain link is the strongest?
All types of links are made to be resistant, but the strongest of them remains the convict link, which makes it possible to make thin chains that do not break easily. This is the most popular mesh, but if you are looking for a more popular product, you can opt for the Venetian mesh, which is particularly robust.