When most people think of diamond jewellery, thoughts of diamond rings, diamond earrings, diamond pendants and even diamond bracelets come to mind. When shopping on-line or visiting a jewellery store, however, many consumers are surprised by the wide array of diamond pendants on the market to select from. Diamond pendants not only make perfect gifts for any age or relation, they can also provided a very sentimental touch, perfect for holidays such as birthdays or Christmas, and great as anniversary presents as well.
One of the most basic diamond pendants are the solitaire diamond pendants. These diamond pendants focus on a single stone, typically set in either a claw or prong setting, or a bezel setting. Caw and prong set diamond pendants are ideal for slightly larger stones that are able to stand on their own. The minimal setting size of these diamond presents ensure that the visual emphasis is placed on the diamond pendants themselves and allows their full light and sparkle to shine profusely.
The next choice for diamond pendants involves bezel settings. Bezel set diamond pendants are ideal for women who either choose to go with a smaller stone or who simply want to make their larger stone appear even bigger than it truly is. In bezel set diamond pendants, the diamond itself is set into a seemingly solid piece of metal, therefore, it is surrounded on all sides by precious metal. The area of precious metal around the stones in diamond pendants can be very slim, once again placing emphasis on the diamond itself, or can be somewhat more substantial, giving the diamond pendants more of an overall visual presence. Some bezel set diamond pendants can also be designed for maximum sparkle and shine and feature small diamond accent stones set into the precious metal surrounding the diamond pendants.
Some diamond pendants hitting the markets now may also feature invisible set diamonds. This method uses multiple diamonds in similar shapes set together from underneath to create the illusion of larger stones in the diamond pendants. While invisible set diamond pendants are a relatively new concept on the diamond pendants market, they are quickly growing in popularity.