Diamond Necklaces and Pendants
A diamond necklace is a sign of beauty and sophistication. Known the world over for their elegance and decadence, diamond necklaces are great for a range of situations. Whether you want to show a loved one how much they mean, celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or need a new show-stopping piece for special occasions, our collection is ready for it all.
How to choose a diamond necklace?
- Decide whether you want a traditional necklace, a pendant or a designer shape.
- Choose the type of diamond stone you like most, including the cut and carat weight.
- Choose a necklace shape that can house your chosen stone.
- Decide on the style, length and preferred metal for your chain
Without prior knowledge, it can be a little difficult to follow these steps and work out which type of diamond necklace is best. Read on to learn all there is to know about the different shapes and styles of diamond necklaces, including how to choose the best stone.
What are the different types of diamond necklaces?
Just like diamonds themselves, diamond necklaces are complex creations – that’s why they’re so valuable and popular. Because there are so many variables to consider when designing or choosing a diamond necklace, there’s almost infinite choice. To start, you’re best deciding whether you want a diamond necklace or a diamond pendant.
These consist of gemstones linked together via a chain. A diamond necklace can have just one central diamond stone or a number of gemstones with the largest in the middle. They’re incredibly sophisticated and are most often saved for special occasions.
Very similar to a traditional diamond necklace, with one difference – your diamond stone will dangle from the chain, rather than being incorporated as its own link. Diamond pendants are often considered as great for everyday wear as well as special occasions.
What are the different diamond cuts available?
One of the most popular cuts available for diamond pendants and necklaces, round diamond stones feature 58 facets and are therefore classified as a ‘brilliant’. This classification means the facets are cut so that all the light is centred inwards, intensifying light and sparkle.
These stones feature a beautiful ‘hall-of-mirrors’ illusion within their design. That’s because the facets are cut in such a way that light reflects in a totally unique manner. They have a high crown and a small table, similar to a pyramid shape.
With their rectangular shape, emerald diamond stones have delicately stepped sides and a smooth quadrilateral top. The method in which the stone is cut creates a magnificent symmetry and maximises the stones scintillation.
These stones reflect light against many small facets, creating an intense sparkle, which has been labelled the ‘crushed-ice’ effect. They’re one of the most affordable square diamond cuts.
With a square top and a reverse pyramid side profile shape, these diamond cuts are one of the most popular.
A classic and traditional shape, marquise cut diamond necklace stones have an elongated circular aesthetic. This maximises the size of the stone without adding a hefty price tag.
Also known as a tear cut, pear shaped diamond necklace stones have a rounded bottom and a pointed tip.
As the name suggests, this cut can add a real essence of sparkle and brilliance to your diamond necklace. With 70 facets, this type of stone disperses more light than most other shapes.
Similar to the marquise cut, this stone is great for maximising appearance. It’s a great choice for a diamond necklace, as the long shape is great for catching the attention of any onlookers.
One of the rarest shapes, a heart cut stone is perfect for a diamond necklace given to a loved one.
Diamond necklaces at 77Diamonds
To match the huge demand, there are plenty of different diamond pendants and necklace styles in our 77 Diamonds collection. Our master craftsmen create a mixture of designer, traditional and contemporary styles.
The Muse diamond necklace by 77 Diamonds is subtle and elegant. Its classic design features a halo style, which means the stunning centre stone is surrounded by smaller, equally exquisite stones. But don’t discount the Valentine or Empress necklace either. The Valentine is ornate and truly glamorous, while the Empress offers a simple yet elegant aesthetic. And remember, you can choose from many diamond cuts and sizes, as well as different metals, helping you add that personal touch. Rose gold and white gold diamond necklaces are incredibly popular, but don’t discount a platinum or yellow gold diamond pendant either!
Whatever style of diamond necklace you decide on, you can rest assured that it will be made to the very highest standards. Our master craftsmen produce every piece of 77 Diamond’s jewellery by hand. And with our 30-day money back guarantee, if you don’t like your purchase, you can return it, no questions asked.