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4. Setting only versus ready-to-go. Like earrings and other diamond jewelry, solitaire diamond pendants come in two versions: settingonly, in which you buy your own diamond separately, and ready-to-go, which comes already fitted with a diamond. Ready-to-go is an easier choice, and you are guaranteed a beautiful stone, but setting-only varieties offer more customizability and variation.

5. Diamond Shape. The two diamond shapes most often found in pendants are round and princess cut, although pearshaped diamonds are occasionally set into diamond pendants as well. Determining which shape you want will help you decide on the setting style and chain style, so it’s best to examine a few different shapes first and see which you prefer.

6. Pendant Setting. In addition to the diamond setting, which holds the stone into the pendant, some diamond pendant necklaces also have a setting around the diamond, which can consist of a decoratively carved metal piece or a halo setting. The halo setting is a popular one in which the center stone is set into a secure bezel setting that is set with many small pavĂŠ diamonds. It has the dual advantage of keeping the diamond extremely secure while also enhancing its appearance.

Seven Steps to Picking the Perfect Solitaire Diamond Pendant  

2. Chain. There are several kinds of chains available, from tough and chunky to delicate and feminine. Choose the one that best fits your ta...

Seven Steps to Picking the Perfect Solitaire Diamond Pendant  

2. Chain. There are several kinds of chains available, from tough and chunky to delicate and feminine. Choose the one that best fits your ta...

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