A pendant necklace features a dropped piece of jewellery that hangs freely from the necklace. In fact, the term pendant is derived from the Latin word "pendere" which means "to hang down". If you are looking for a way to add some glamour and glitz to your outfit, a pendant necklace is a great option.
Which Pendant Shape is Right for You?
Which shape is right for you depends on your personal preferences, but as a guidance you can consider the shape of your face. If you have an oval-shaped face almost any shape or style will suit you. Oval faces have rounded hairlines and jaws, with an equally long distance between the hairline and the brow as well as the brow and the chin. If your phase is rather round-shaped, a longer pendant, such as our pear-shaped Cecile Pear Pendant Necklace will be a better fit for you.
What to Wear with a Pendant Necklace?
Pendant necklaces are elegant and simple in design. They are best suited for solid-coloured dresses with clean, basic necklines. That way the pendant accentuates your outfit and will stand out. Radiant and colourful dresses may outshine the pendant. Tip: If you are thinking about what to wear to the office, consider adding a basic pendant necklace for a professional look, when wearing a high neck dress or top. Our simple yet elegant Hazel Four Prong Pendant is a great choice. If you are looking for a bit more colour, opt for the Fulton Double Prong Pendant Necklace, a classic emerald-cut green necklace.
When to Opt for a Short or Long Pendant Necklace Chain?
Also consider the length of the chain. Longer chains are better suited for shorter necks, whereas people with longer chains can also opt for shorter chain lengths. Your own height is also important: A long necklace may make a short woman appear even shorter. If you are not quite sure which length is right for you, consider our Emile Pear Borderset Pendant Necklace as it has an adjustable chain length (40 or 45cm). If you are looking for a very short necklace, take a look at the Taryn Gradient Line Necklace, a classic tennis choker. If you are just looking for a beautiful pendant, consider the Cecile Pear Solitaire Pendant, a gorgeous sapphire pendant.
Whether you are shopping for yourself, or a loved one, pendant necklaces are a staple piece in every woman’s jewellery box you can’t go wrong with. Their timeless style and minimalistic look make them the ideal everyday necklace type, while they can also elevate a simple dinner dress. If you need some more guidance, no need to worry, check out our detailed guide: How to Choose the Right Necklace and this post if you want to know how much money should you spend on a wedding ring.