Diamond necklaces are beautiful, classic jewelry that will last a lifetime. The simple beauty of diamonds help them be called "a girl's best friend". In reality, the giver of the diamonds is truly the women's best friend -- though the song forgets to mention that!
The beauty and elegance of diamond necklaces have made them favorite jewelry over the years. They definitely sparkle and dazzle enough to catch ones attention!
Choosing a Diamond Necklace
When deciding on what type of diamond necklace or pendant to buy, there are several things to consider:
- Shape: Usually one wants to have a pendant in a shape to represent an event or message. This can be a circle to represent everlasting love, a s-curve journey pendant, a heart or many other choices.
- One or Many Stones: Sometimes one just wants simplicity. The more diamonds split over a carat weight, the less the overall cost of that carat weight. That is, smaller diamonds cost less than larger diamonds. So a 1 carat large diamond will cost much more than 1 carat spread out between 10 diamonds.
- Stone Combinations: Sometimes one likes to have more than one stone in their necklace. A very popular combination is diamonds and pearls.
- Metal: The usual metals are gold and platinum. For gold, you can get yellow, white, green or rose colored - though white or yellow are the easiest to find. Of course, you can choose sterling silver, tungsten or titanium as well.
If you are spending alot on a diamond necklace, you may wish to get a certified diamond. Diamonds are commonly certified by either the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL). The GIA certified diamonds are considered much better by the industry -- but EGL certified is better than nothing.
To understand how a diamond is certified and to understand what the rating system on diamond quality is, read our Diamond Buying Guide. You will learn about the 4 C's of diamond quality, how to examine a diamond and how to tell if a diamond has been treated.
Diamond Storage Tip
Be sure to store your jewelry separately as diamonds may scratch other jewelry (and other diamonds!).