Ground Rules of Choosing a Pendant

A pendant on a necklace is the focal point of an attire. Drawing all attention to the etching collarbones and the dent where they meet, a necklace draws the eyes to the best feature of the body. That said, you may think that there isn’t much for a dresser to do except picking a matching necklace and tie it around her neck, there is more to it than that. Choosing the necklace alone involves conforming to certain ground rules, which though nothing complex, are critical to finishing an attire the impeccable way. Let’s take a look at what’s least discussed about necklaces, the rules of thumb of choosing one.

Weight and Size
There are no restraints on how big a pendant should be. It can be big or small, oversized or petite, but its weight is of primary importance, and since weight and size are related, it won’t be wrong to say that both are an important factor in the right choice of pendants. As a rule, your pendant cannot weigh more than the neck chain it will be latched to. The correlation at max can be 1:1. So the heaviest pendant you can choose should be equal in weight to that of the chain. If you like big and weighty pendants, consider getting a more durable chain to hold it.

The second rule that you cannot disregard is matching metals. When you pick a pendant for a chain, make sure that the two are crafted out of same metal. A platinum pendant won’t work for a rose gold chain any more than a gold pendant will accord with a silver chain. So if it’s a platinum pendant, it can only be worn with a platinum chain of similar or greater weight.

Chain Design
Chains are available in great many designs, most of which are easily likeable. But don’t let them tempt you into buying something too flashy. The idea is to catch the eyes with the pendant. So, keep away from anything that would demand to share the attention with the pendant. Simple and skinny chains are best recommended for dainty and gorgeous pendants.

One last thing that you need to make sure when choosing the pendant is the size of the loop or clamp. It should be big enough to comfortably let the chain pass through it without chafing or forcing. This should be paid utmost attention to when it’s a necklet or strip that needs to be passed through the loop.

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