Understanding Pendant Types

January 18, 2019 0 Comments

Though multi-string pearls are making a comeback, women who seek uncomplicated refinement are graced with a special 2019 trend - pendants. Thanks to its timeless elegance, a single central diamond hanging from a simple chain will never go out of style. It’s a fundamental piece of jewelry that speaks of sophistication while still conveying a strong statement.

But choosing a perfect pendant is not easy.

From pearls to diamonds to gold medallions, they come in various shapes and sizes that express, each in its own way, the personality of she who wears it. Being the most exquisite piece in every jewelry box, as well as the most eloquent gift, different types of pendants must be chosen with care and consideration for their future owner.

Here's everything you need to know about pendant styles before you go out shopping for one.

Diamond vs Pearl Pendant Styles

While diamonds are a girls’ best friends, pearls reflect refinement that’s both dignified and stylish. Choosing one over the other is the ultimate test of personality, especially when it comes to pendants. Both are ageless, but only diamonds are forever.

Diamonds are typically reserved for huge milestones such are wedding anniversaries, the birth of a child, or jubilee birthdays, while pearls make a gorgeous gift on any other occasion. Consider the personality of the person it’s intended for as well, as diamonds are traditionally more luxurious than pearls.

Choosing a Diamond Pendant

When choosing this particular type of pendant, you need to pay attention to certification, cut, color, clarity, and shape. Diamond certification is a guarantee of its quality, so don’t settle for anything less than AGS or GIA grades. Pendants with these two certifications will shine bright and last for decades.

Speaking of which, the cut is an equally important factor when a diamond’s brilliance is in question. Opt for excellent and ideal diamonds, as they are the finest cut stones on the market. Check the pendant for inclusions and blemishes as well and don't stop looking until you’ve found great clarity.

As for colors and shapes, that entirely depends on you and the person you’re buying the pendant for.

Choosing a Pearl Pendant

A similar set of shopping guidelines applies to pearl pendants as well. The craftsmanship here is just as important as with diamonds, so make sure that you’re buying from a certified and reputable vendor, like Kyllonen Luxury. Pearl pendants also come in different grades, which speak for their quality, value, and luster. 

There are many different types of pearl pendants to choose from, the most exquisite and popular of which are Freshwater pearls, Japanese Akoya pearls, Tahitian pearls, and white and golden South Sea pearls. All equally beautiful, they differ not only in origin but also in price and color.

With many high-end vendors, you have an opportunity to customize your diamond or pearl pendant, making it even more suitable for the person who’s going to wear it and her unique fashion sense. The same goes for the chain length, which is typically 16, 18, or 20 inches. Whatever type of pendant you eventually choose, rest assured that this piece of jewelry will remain in style for years to come.

Check out some of Kyllonen Luxury’s pearl and diamond pendants today!