When people think of a diamond, they tend to imagine a diamond ring or maybe a loose diamond. But diamonds can be a part of many pieces of jewelry that can be gifted to a loved one for a special occasion. A diamond necklace is one gift that is perfect for anniversaries, a memorable event such as a black-tie gala, or a birthday.
How to Choose a Diamond Necklace
Choosing the right diamond necklace is similar to choosing an engagement ring when it comes to the diamond itself. The necklace chain, however, requires some additional thought.
Selecting the Right Diamond
Remember the four C’s when selecting a diamond: cut, color, clarity, cut, and carat weight.
- Cut: A well-cut diamond sparkles more than a flat one.
- Carat Weight: The weight of the diamond doesn’t matter quite as much as its appearance, but you may want a slightly larger stone for a diamond necklace in order to better complement the receiver’s wardrobe and body shape.
- Clarity: A diamond with as few imperfections as possible will be more brilliant, but it will also cost more.
- Color: Color is especially important when it comes to choosing a diamond necklace. For a wedding ring or engagement ring, it may be ideal to choose a clear stone, but you may want to choose a necklace with a little color just to give the jewelry additional flare. They might not sparkle as much as colorless diamonds, but they may be just as beautiful in their own way.
Finding the Right Necklace Chain
Usually when you buy a necklace, the chain comes with it, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep the set together forever. Buying the right chain can complement the diamond pendant you just selected perfectly.
As you’re choosing a chain, make sure it’s the length that your loved one would prefer, that the color matches the accents on the diamond pendant, and that it’s strong enough to hold up that pendant through thick and thin. Your loved one will treasure the necklace, after all, so you don’t want to risk losing the most valuable part of it.
Stop By to See Us
If you’re shopping for a necklace, step into our Novi jewelry store to browse our selection. We’ll help you identify the right diamond pendant and chain to match your loved one’s preferences and personality.