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There are few things in the world that dazzle a woman so much as opening a gift containing diamonds. Maybe it’s the mystique, or the beauty and glitter, whatever it is, we’re smitten with diamonds. We truly enjoy all the flowers, candy, perfume, etc. throughout the year, but the gift that really awes us, catching us open-mouthed and breathless,  is a diamond. Diamond pendants are one of the most sought after, second only to the solitaire engagement ring.

For eons this stone is nurtured by the earth, hidden from human sight, with the fire of a thousand volcanoes inside it’s glowing center, just waited to be discovered. Once found it is cut, polished and put into a setting for a ring, a pendant, earrings, bracelet, or other adornment and presented to a lucky recipient as a sign of someone’s love. When we receive a diamond, we feel cherished, as though we mean more to the person who is giving the gift than anything else on earth. That’s why when it’s time for the most meaningful gift for the one you love, nothing else will do but a diamond.

One of the most dazzling and popular ways to wear a diamond is with a pendant necklace. A pendant hangs from a golden, white gold or silver chain, with the design made to focus on the magnificent stone, which is as it should be. The excitement a woman feels while wearing such a gift can only be comparable to the passion of love itself. Once you wear a diamond pendant necklace, you feel cherished, as though you’ve somehow become an intriguing, sophisticated part of a world you’ve never before known.

The photo shown before the first paragraph above is of course, beyond an average person’s budget. It’s in the Smithsonian Institute’s Natural History Museum Archives. But a diamond of a modest size and reasonable price can still put the sparkle in your loved one’s eyes. Below, I offer you varied styles and prices of diamond pendants for your shopping pleasure. It’s my fervent hope that the one you love receives an exquisite diamond from you, perhaps for Christmas this year?

The first pendant shown is 10 karat gold, with 1 carat total weight diamonds. 10 karat gold is used a lot for jewelry because it’s harder and does not yield to pressure or bend as easily, thereby holding the stones more securely. Most modern diamond jewelry does not come in gold any higher than 14 karat for this reason. The magnificent teardrop pendant below is 10 karat, but the total weight of the diamonds is 1 carat. Diamonds and precious metal weights are both called by the same name with a different spelling, because the method of weighing each is different.

10k White Gold and Diamond Teardrop Pendant Necklace (1 cttw), 18″

 

This one is smaller, but just as beautiful, known as an Infinity Pendant. It’s 10-Karat white gold, twisted infinity, with a center diamond cluster,  total carat weight of 1/4. If you have limited funds for a diamond purchase, this one will certainly be a showpiece for your sweetheart.


10k White Gold Diamond Infinity Pendant Necklace (1/4 cttw), 18″

 

This pendant is particularly meaningful, because of the two hearts intertwined. It’s sterling silver featuring blue and white diamond rounds with a total carat weight of 1/6. It’s especially attractive because of the lower price and for those who love silver.

Sterling Silver Blue and White Diamond Double-Heart Pendant Necklace (1/6 cttw), 18″

 

This pendant with the 1/4 carat total weight is an open heart design with three diamonds in the center. This is sterling silver, making it more affordable, but still an impressive gift.

Sterling Silver Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace (1/4 cttw), 18″

 

 

A  striking design for this pendant makes it especially exciting. The necklace is rhodium-flashed silver featuring a circle of diamonds with a single suspended diamond at center. The unique setting allows the diamond to turn and flash its sparkle with every move of the wearer.


“Dancing” Diamond Circle Pendant Necklace (1/3cttw, I-J Color, I2-I3 Clarity), 18″ + 2″ extender

 

If you’re looking for something in diamonds for your “angel,” why not give her this pair of angel wings? They come in sterling silver with total 1/2 total carat weight black and white diamonds embellishing the wings.


Sterling Silver Black and White Diamond Angel Wings Pendant Necklace (1/2 cttw), 18″

 

If you’re thinking of something a little larger, look no further. This magnificent diamond is sure to take your loved one’s breath away when it’s opened. It’s a  1/4 carat weight, four pronged solitaire on a white gold necklace, gift box included.
1/2 Carat 4 Prong Solitaire Basket Diamond Pendant Necklace 14K White Gold (K, I2, 0.5 ctw) w/ 14K Gold Chain
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