Diamonds are one of the most precious stones in existence. And it’s obvious why—diamonds have an unparalleled shine, sparkle, and brilliance.
Nothing else compares to the wondrous beauty of a diamond. Diamonds make timeless gifts, but they’re also perfect for those who want to purchase a simple diamond for a special event.
This is why a diamond necklace is a perfect accessory for any day or event.
These necklaces come in all styles. Whether you want a large diamond, a cluster, or a simple stud dangling off of a chain, there are limitless options when purchasing a necklace.
Therefore, it’s essential you select the right diamond. Read our diamond buying necklace guide before you buy the best piece for you or a loved one.
The Classic Diamond Necklace
Nothing says elegant better than a traditional diamond necklace.
This necklace style features a diamond pendant on a metal chain. Size also matters; the classic necklace doesn’t reach farther than the collarbone.
The grade of the diamond is also essential when picking a classic necklace.
Choose a diamond that is less than 1 in color (traditional diamonds are more platinum than sparkling or multi-hued) and SI2 in clarity.
The classic necklace design is perfect for formal events. It always makes an amazing gift.
Diamonds and Gemstones
The only thing to pair perfectly with a diamond is luxurious gemstones. The brilliance of a diamond is accentuated by the natural hues of stones such as emerald, rubies, and amethyst.
These types of necklaces are truly exquisite. There are no limits when combining diamonds and gemstones. You can have a large diamond surrounded by smaller gemstones.
You can have a cluster of diamonds and one gemstone, and even a cluster of diamonds and several gemstones.
This type of necklace is perfect for those who have an additional favorite gemstone and makes a great gift when a diamond is paired with their birthstone.
Quality of the Diamond
Obviously, if you’re looking for a diamond necklace, you’re looking for a diamond. It goes without saying, then, that the quality of the diamond(s) in your necklace is a very important feature.
So, how do you know a diamond’s quality? What should you look for?
Jewelers often refer to a diamond’s 4C’s: cut, clarity, carat, and color. Put together, these 4 C’s are an index for a diamond’s quality. Below, we explore the cut of a diamond in more detail. But it’s worth researching diamond quality further before you invest in a diamond necklace.
During your research, you may be surprised: You may actually not want the highest quality diamond. Why?
Well, suppose you’re shopping for a gold chain with a diamond pendant. Say you want the diamond to blend in with the chain. The diamond on this necklace would generally be of a faint or very light color. So the diamond wouldn’t be colorless. The diamond may also show small inclusions—in other words, the diamond may not be the clearest either.
Confusing, isn’t it? It doesn’t have to be. Before you make up your mind, we suggest reaching out to trained and accredited jewelry professionals.
Cut of the Diamond
As mentioned, cut is one of the 4 C’s—arguably the most important when shopping for a necklace. In plain terms, cut is the style of the diamond. Many factors affect the diamond cut: symmetry, proportion, polish, and even brilliance.
Here are the most common diamond cuts for a diamond necklace:
Most common styles for a diamond necklace
Apart from the different cuts, you can also customize the shape of the overall pendant. The most common pendants are:
- Diamond Cross Pendants
- Heart Necklace
- Floating Diamond or Diamond Circle/Graduated Diamond Necklaces
Necklace Type and Length
While the diamond is an important aspect when choosing a necklace, you and others prefer different chain materials and lengths.
Determine first how often and when the necklace will be worn. Short styles are best for formal wear and longer styles are best for casual.
The material of the chain also matters. You want a material that lasts, so most consumers choose metal. Precious metals are just as brilliant as the diamond itself. Look for gold, silver, or platinum chains.
You can also choose a necklace where diamonds grace the chain.
Time to Pick Your Diamond Necklace!
No matter which diamond necklace you buy, you’ll receive the most elegant jewelry on the market.
Whether you’re wearing the necklace to formal events or for everyday wear, your diamond will look exquisite no matter where it’s worn.
Nothing says ‘I love you‘ more than a diamond necklace, but there’s no shame in splurging on a necklace for yourself.
If you’re looking for the most brilliant diamond necklace, we only choose the best diamonds with the best materials so your necklace will last.