Diamond pendant necklace: always a perfect gift
Diamond pendant necklaces are a classic style that will add a touch of luxury to any outfit.
Their versatility make them the perfect piece of jewellery to give a present, but the sheer variety of pendant necklaces can make choosing the perfect one tricky.
Things to consider include:
- Solitaire pendant necklaces vs. clusters of diamonds
- How to maximise the impressiveness for your budget
- Natural vs. lab created diamonds
We’ll look at 9 different pendant necklaces in a variety of styles. Click through to find out more about each of them, and also to see the other options that each jeweller offers.
- 14k White Gold Double-Bail Diamond Pendant | Blue Nile
- 1 Carat Lab-grown Pendant in 14K gold (yellow or white) | Lightbox
- Round Diamond Pendant in 18ct white gold | Purely Diamonds
- 'Hearts On Fire' 18 carat White Gold Diamond Petal Necklace | Beaverbrooks
- 18k Diamond Halo Necklace 0.38 ctw | Rox
- The 'Forever' Diamond 0.25ct Pendant necklace | H.Samuel
- Round Diamond Trilogy Pendant | Diamond Heaven
- Oval shape Diamond Pendant (2.60 carat) | Leibish
- 'Blossom' White Gold Diamond Pendant Necklace | Boodles
This timeless round brilliant diamond pendant is held by four 'claw' prongs, with a minimum weight of 0.70 carats, I colour and I1 clarity.
The pendant is held on an 18 inch, 14k white gold cable chain, suspended by a stylish 'bail design'.
Definitely worth checking out if you are looking for a high quality, natural diamond pendant.
Choosing a lab grown diamond for your pendant means you can get a larger, higher quality diamond for less money. Win win!
This particular necklace is from Lightbox - one of the leaders in the space, and features a VS clarity, near colourless diamond at a full carat, for significantly less money than a natural stone.
Other carat weights are available too - just click through to see how that affects the price.
A nice twist on the classic round brilliant pendant, the 'rub over' setting not only looks sophisticated, it can also protect the delicate edges of the diamonds.
A nice feature with this jeweller is that you can customise the diamond, to cater to your preferences for size, quality and budget.
Click through to see how changing the carat weight, colour and clarity affect the price.
Designed in a beautiful petal shape, this 18k white gold necklace features 24 melee diamonds for a total carat weight of 0.07 carats.
With H colour, SI1 clarity and a 'Hearts On Fire' brilliant cut diamond, this necklace will sparkle beautifully from any angle.
18k white gold pendant necklace, with one brilliant cut diamond weighing 0.30 carats surrounded by a halo of brilliant cut diamonds, as well as diamonds set into the bail itself (the section that the chain loops through).
The weight of all of the diamonds totals 0.38 carats, with the advantage that the halo format ensures that the pendant looks much larger than a single 0.38 carat diamond would.
Halo settings, like this one, are a great way to make any piece of jewellery look larger and more impressive.
This 9 carat white gold pendant necklace features a 'Forever Diamond', which includes unique flower cut made up of 73 facets rather than the 58 of regular round brilliant diamonds. This pendant includes a total carat weight of 0.25 carats from the combination of the centre stone and the supporting diamonds.
This pendant features three identically sized round brilliant diamonds, which can either be held vertically, as shown, or horizontally.
Using three diamonds in jewellery is often said to represent the 'past, present and future' of a relationship - a really lovely way to demonstrate a shared history and future together.
As with many of the other jewelers featured here, you can adjust the diamodn quality and carat weight to your preference, which will then change the price. Click through below to see how tweaking each factor the affects the price of the necklace.
A lovely collection of baguette-shaped and round brilliant diamonds set into an "O" shape, for a total carat weight of 2.60 carats.
The setting itself is a 'channel' setting, which means that there are no prongs to be seen, with the setting itself crafted from 18k white gold.
This delicate pendant from Boodles' 'Blossom' collection is a lovely reminder of spring, but would make a beautiful gift at any time of the year.
Set with 27 diamonds, totalling approximately 0.09 carats, the setting itself and chain are both 18 carat white gold.
Diamond pendant necklaces FAQs
TCW means ‘total carat weight’ and is the total weight of all of the diamonds added together.
Larger diamonds are more expensive than smaller ones and a single 1 carat diamond is significantly more expensive than two 0.5 carat diamonds.
Some retailers try and make their jewellery seem more impressive, and more expensive, by increase the the total carat weight using small diamonds and charging a similar price to a necklace with a single, significant diamond. However, these retailers are actually offering poor value.
There is no right or wrong answer to this, and it is entirely down to the preference of the wearer of the necklace.
Lab grown diamonds are indistinguishable from natural diamonds and have hugely grown in acceptance over the last 3 years.
However, if you are buying it for a gift and the potential wearer hasn’t ever expressed an affinity for lab grown diamonds, it may be safer to choose a natural diamonds.
The prices of diamonds varies significantly depending on the quality and weight of the diamond. The key factors to consider are the ‘4Cs’: cut, colour, clarity and carat weight
However, one of the biggest things that will affect the price you pay is where you choose to buy it from.
Identical diamonds can be sold for significantly different amounts at different retailers, so it’s always worth comparing similar necklaces to determine the best value.