How to pick the right diamond necklace
A diamond necklace is part of the jewelry essentials that every woman must own. It is one of the go-to accessories to dress up any outfit. It is a beautiful investment that you can wear countless times and it will never fail to accentuate your neckline and enhance your over all look.
Diamond necklaces come in all shapes and sizes, in varying budgets and differing styles. How do you know which one to pick?
We have highlighted a few points to consider to help you select the perfect diamond necklace that you will cherish forever.
When looking at a necklace,keep the diamond quality in mind. This is determined by the 4C’s –cut, clarity, color and carat of the diamonds used in the necklace. The lesser the inclusions, higher the cost. A colorless and transparent diamond will also cost more because they are harder to find. While the size or carat is also important, the cut of the diamond dictates the level of brilliance that the stone has. The number of facets and the length-to-width ratio plays an integral role in determining how radiant your diamond necklace is going to be and its ability to catch the light from all angles, making you and your necklace the stand out in the crowd.
The next stage is to look at different styles like tennis necklace, diamonds by the yard, cluster set diamonds, etc.
A tennis necklace is one that has a continuous strand of diamonds set meticulously for maximum impact. It is an elegant and a classic design that can never go out of style. Tennis necklaces are usually shorter and worn closer to the neckline. They are either 16’’ or 18’’ and are mostly crafted in white gold but then again yellow and rose gold are also gaining prominence.
The diamonds used in the necklace can be either small or large, depending on your budget and personal preference.
The tennis necklace gets its name from the 1987 US Open. Tennis champion Chris Evert stopped her match and asked everyone to look for her diamond bracelet which had broken and fallen off her wrist. When she spoke to the media later, she referred to it as her tennis bracelet. The name stuck and soon enough everyone wanted tennis bracelets. Tennis necklaces were then created to match the look of a tennis bracelet.
The cost of a tennis bracelet varies on the metal, amount of diamonds used and the size of diamonds. We have many tennis necklaces set in 14- karat to make them more affordable.
One of the reasons why tennis necklaces are popular is because they are versatile. Celebrities have been spotted wearing this style to red carpet events and with same effortless ease to the beach and even to the gym!
The ones with larger diamonds may be more suitable for evening wear but daintier versions can be worn anywhere and anytime. You can even stack it up or opt for a double row necklace to turn on the bling.
Diamonds by the yard
If you are looking for something more minimalistic consider diamonds by the yard necklace. In this type of necklace, bezel-set round brilliant cut diamonds are stationed at regular intervals on the chain. These pair seamlessly with jeans and a tee as well as offer just the right amount of sparkle to an evening gown.
These necklaces can be worn closer to the neckline or long and can even be wrapped several times around the neck. The diamonds are set in such a manner that it gives the impression of them floating around the neck or outfit.
For those who want a unique necklace with the charm of a solitaire at a reasonable price can consider this necklace that has cluster diamonds in the central pendant that gives the impact of a radiant solitaire.
Cluster graduating diamonds offer a bold look at an affordable cost. We have ingeniously set varying diamond sizes together to create the look of a larger solitaires strung around your neck.
These are lighter on the pocket compared to a tennis necklace but are a statement in their own right. These are great to wear everyday, almost like second skin. It can take you from 9-to-5 and beyond. You can wear it to work, for a date night or even when you are hanging out with your friends.
Diamond necklaces are a great way of marking a special moment in your life. They can also be a treat to yourself or a gift for a loved one.At the end of the day, budget withstanding, you should choose a necklace that speaks to your heart. Pick one that resonates with your being and it will be your source of strength and token of happiness throughout your lifetime.