Women's Necklaces and Pendants
Fine jewelry with loads of personality. Choose from our stunning range of necklaces and pendants including 14k gold necklaces and many precious gemstone pendants as well as natural gold designs. Further customize your special piece of fine jewelry with custom engraving, too.
The Difference Between Pendant and Necklace
What is the difference between a necklace and a pendant?
In simple terms, a necklace is a form of jewelry that will go around your neck, that can be decorated in a number of ways including gemstone or gold design. A pendant necklace refers to a piece of jewelry such as a locket or a diamond that may come in a shape or specific design, which can be attached to any chain. They are often attached around the neck, but pendants are the decorative item that can form the detail on a bracelet, necklace or even other forms of jewelry.
How to Choose Necklaces and Pendants based on Your Face Shape
Different types of necklaces and pendants will look better based on the shape of your face. There are a few standard face shapes, and our guide helps you to find the right charm necklace and pendant to suit you.
People with oval face shapes are pretty lucky. They can wear pretty much any style of single strand necklace and make it look good. Geometric pendants with clever, shapely designs, such as a heart pendant, can give an intriguing contrast to your features.
If you have a round face, longer necklaces or pendants with a drop far below your collarbone can help to extend your features. These can create a V shape going down beneath the collar to make you appear taller and give you a more flattering look.
A square face normally means you have strong cheekbones and a jawline. The head shape is actually more rectangular. If you have this sort of face, you can go for a necklace to compliment by softening the appearance. You can use curves and circles in the design to give a soft and welcoming appearance. Long necklaces with interesting designs can be suitable, but avoid geometric shapes as these will make you appear even more angular.
Heart-shaped faces should avoid the long V shape below the collarbone. You can go for rounded, shorter necklaces, and layered designs as well as more horizontal necklace designs that can give a complementary look to your heart-shaped face, evening out the forehead shape.
Pear-shaped faces can look amazing with a long drop. Longer, pendant-style faces might be the ideal choice, bringing a stunning balance to your appearance.
If you have an oblong face, you will want to steer clear of the big drops that can elongate your face further, instead, go for shorter, elegant necklaces that have thicker, more detailed designs.
Match your Pendants and Necklaces With Your Outfit
Your pendants and necklaces need to match up with your outfit to ensure that they are given the best possible style. A luxury diamond pendant or necklace will only look its best with the right clothing.
- V-neck. A drop to complete the same “V-shape” is very popular with V neck outfits. It provides you with consistency with the neckline you have chosen to wear. A wide V-neck requires a wide pendant. Some more circular or asymmetric designs can look like a real clash against the backdrop of a V-neck. Avoid these.
- Scoop neck. Scoop necks go with a huge number of designs. You can match up pretty much anything, and an intricate and elegant necklace will look great, just so long as it doesn’t drop below the line of the scoop. You don’t want your beautiful necklace getting lost under your neckline.
- Square Neck. Strong designs and rigid, angular necklaces often look great with square necklines, whereas some circular looks can clash. In terms of length, just make sure it doesn’t drop under the neckline of your clothing.
- Boat neck. A boatneck is an elegant neckline for your clothing, and they go all the way along the collarbone. A simple and minimal design could look brilliant, with station necklaces and bead necklaces popular for boat necks.
Match Necklace and Pendant to Your Skin Tone
A lot goes into choosing the right necklace and pendant for your skin tone, too.
Cooler skin colors will usually look better matched with cooler jewelry. White gold metal is popular for this, as is silver, but silver can provide a more shimmering tone with less subtlety and strength. A gemstone pendant with a cool stone color will look great here as well.
Whereas if you have a warmer skin tone you might want to add a gold necklace that has a warmer design. Yellow gold or even rose gold precious metal might look best if you have a darker skin tone. 14k gold rings make a perfect contrast with darker skin tone as well.
Luckily, all of the types of gold are pretty versatile so you don’t need to obsess over this.
Choose The Right Colors
The wrong colors for your skin and outfit can make a less flattering look. Getting the colors right can make you really glow and show off your cute jewelry.
Cooler skin tones should go for warmer colors in the gemstones they opt for, and often ruby and emerald can really stand out. A ruby pendant with a shiny ruby ring will make a big statement. Anything with reds, or even natural color palates such as greens and blues can look wonderful. You can even combine all your favorite colors in multicolor eternity rings.
A more earthy look might suit warmer skin tones, with yellow, orange, red and brown all being viable options. You need to think about what you are wearing along with what your skin color is, so there are a number of different considerations when it comes to colors. However, you can consider some basic jewelry types like white gold diamond rings that go well with every skin type.
One helpful tip is to think of your style as a season, and match up colors based on the sort of naturally occurring colors you see in that season.
Our collection of necklaces and pendants provide you with cute necklaces and jewelry items to suit your special occasion, every skin type and every outfit, all while retaining an elegant look. No diamond jewelry collection can have too many 14k gold necklaces and pendants, after all.