A Guide to Buying the Most Stunning Diamond Pendants
Diamond jewellery can be considered one of the most exquisite styles, regardless of how many diamonds are used or what kind of jewellery it is. And one piece that exudes elegance despite its simple nature is a diamond pendant. While such pendants can come in small and large sizes, any variety you choose looks equally exquisite and enhances any outfit you are wearing.
However, when buying a diamond pendant, there are some things you need to consider:
- Budget set aside for the diamond pendant
Determining the budget for the pendant is one of the first things you need to do. This is since elements like the metal, design, and stone that you ultimately choose will heavily influence the jewellery price. So, determining the budget beforehand can help you filter out those beyond it and enable you to select your diamond pendant much more easily.
- Size of the diamond pendant
After determining the budget, you need to choose the size of the pendant. This primarily depends on the purpose or occasion you will be using it for. So, if you are looking for one to wear to traditional events and occasions, then a fancy one in a bigger size would suit you better. However, a solitaire pendant or a small, elegant one would probably meet your needs for daily usage.
- Design of the diamond pendant
The design needs to be decided upon next. This means the overall design of the pendant or even the setting of your diamonds. If you are looking for a solitaire diamond pendant, then choosing simple solitaires or those in cluster or halo settings need to be decided. However, if you want one with multiple smaller diamonds, then the design of the metal base needs to be selected.
- Metal base for the diamond pendant
The metal base also depends on your usage, budget and your desired appearance. If you have a higher budget and want to go for one in white metal, platinum would be the best choice. This is since even white gold tends to become yellow with time and can make the stones look yellow and old. Similarly, if you have a specific outfit in mind, you can also opt for yellow, white, or rose gold.
- Purity of the metal base and 4Cs of the diamond
The purity and authenticity of the metal and the stones is the most crucial thing you check when looking at the stones and the metal base you have chosen. In gold, check whether it is 14K, 18K, or 22K and remember to look for the ‘Hallmark’ symbol. Similarly, for platinum jewellery, the mark of ‘Pt.950’ indicates purity, authenticity and quality. So, do not forget to check for such marks in gold and platinum jewellery. Similarly, for the stones, carefully check for details regarding the 4Cs (cut, colour, clarity, and carat) to make sure that you are getting the quality you are paying for.
By checking your diamond pendant across such parameters, you can ensure that you get the one most suited to your needs. In this way, you can make the most out of the piece of jewellery and be aware of what to look out for when buying any diamond jewellery the next time.