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Guide to Pendant Necklaces

Every woman needs a go-to necklace whether it is purchased by a family member, a significant other, a best friend, or even for herself.  Simple pendant necklaces virtually go with any look and usually comes with a great deal of meaning. With any piece of fine jewelry, there are a few things you should know before making such an investment.

Types of Pendant Gemstones Necklaces

Diamonds are the most popular gemstones for pendant necklaces. Similar to buying an engagement ring, diamond pendants come in a variety of shapes such as pear, round, oval, and even heart. Diamonds aren’t the only stones for pendant necklaces. Pearls make beautiful centerpieces for pendants which are elegant and simple. To add a little flair, pearls can also be surrounded by a diamond halo. The third most popular stone for pendants are colored gemstones, such as; ruby, sapphire, and aquamarine. While colored stones add uniqueness and flair, many women are cautious of these stones because they may not match every outfit for an everyday look.

Types of Chains

While you may think a chain is a chain, they actually are very different from one another. The first thing when purchasing a chain is to decide is the length. Many women prefer their pendant to fall in the middle of the chest; however, length of chains can vary.

The most popular lengths include:

  • 16 Inch – Often referred to a choker, this typically rests along the collarbone.
  • 18 Inch – Also known as a princess length, this rests in the middle of the chest about an inch below the collarbone.
  • 24 Inch – Sometimes known as an Opera length, this length looks great over a dress or blouse.

Chains also come in a variety of materials and weights. These materials can come in gold, platinum, white gold, sterling silver, and mixed metals. While some pendants come with a chain, many times a chain must be purchased separately. When purchasing a chain, always be sure to invest in a quality material to lessen the risk of breakage.

Shape and Halo

Pendants can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. One of the most popular shapes and style is a cushion cut diamond or gemstone with a halo effect. Halos are a great addition to make any colored gemstone, pearl, or diamond look larger and add a bit of flair.

Purchasing Pendant Necklaces in Boston

If you’re looking for a variety of beautiful pendant necklaces, visit Bromfield Jewelers. Our family-owned business offers a variety of necklaces ranging in colors, materials, styles, and prices. Whether you are looking for an everyday diamond pendant or a one of a kind gemstone, our team can help you find the necklace that speaks to you. Stop in today or give us a call to learn more about what we have in store.

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