What is the Difference between a Necklace and a Pendant?

The Difference Between Necklaces & Pendants

Necklaces and Pendants are intricate pieces of jewellery that come in a multitude of different designs and styles.

Necklaces and Pendants are intricate pieces of jewellery that come in a multitude of different designs and styles, and suit a number of occasions. When you choose to get your diamond necklace or pendant from Diamond Heaven, you have the option to choose the shape of the diamond the type of precious metal you desire. But what's the difference between a pendant and a necklace?

The Difference between a Necklace and a Pendant?

Both a necklace and a pendant can be worn around the neck, but they are different pieces of jewellery. You may be wondering what is a pendant? The key difference between a pendant and a necklace is, that a pendant is a small piece of jewellery (such as a heart shaped diamond in a white gold setting) that can be attached to an anklet, necklace chain or bracelet but a necklace is a piece of jewellery that goes around your neck. You can wear a pendant on any part of your body by hanging it on a chain, while a necklace is only worn on your neck.

Different Types of Necklaces

Necklaces come in a range of styles, and they have the ability to enhance any look. A necklace is a breathtaking piece of jewellery that draws attention to your collarbones and face. With so many styles and choices available, a diamond or gemstone necklace makes the perfect birthday gift. Here are some styles of necklaces to consider.


A choker is a popular style of necklace that is designed to sit above your collarbones. The wearer can feel a choker around their neck. A diamond or gemstone choker enhances your shoulders and neck, while giving a really authentic gothic feel.  

Cascading Necklace

A cascading necklace is a truly glamorous style of necklace, and features multiple strands or rows of diamonds and gemstones. A cascading gemstone necklace emphasises the wearer's clothing they look incredible with strapless dresses and outfits with high necklines.

Single Strand Necklace

A single strand necklace is one of the most common styles of necklace. The most popular style is a single strand of diamonds or pearls. A single strand necklaces can come in a range of lengths - whether you want a small 16 inch necklace to a 48 inch necklace, the choice is yours! A single strand necklace exudes elegance and beauty.

Princess Length Necklace

If you're after a necklace that's not too long or short, a Princess Length necklace is the perfect choice. Hanging just below the collarbone, this beautiful necklace style will flatter your neckline and transform your everyday look.

Opera Length Necklace

Much like the name suggests, an Opera Length gemstone necklace is a dramatic piece of jewellery that demands attention. This style necklace is very long and hangs low down over a dress or blouse. This style of necklace is sure to turn heads!

Solitaire Diamond Necklace

For those who are after a more sophisticated style of necklace, consider a solitaire diamond necklace. This style of necklace features a single solitaire round-cut diamond sitting on a beautiful chain. Whether you choose rose gold, yellow gold, white gold or platinum, you know this elegant piece of jewellery will look spectacular with whatever you wear.

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