Diamond Pendants

Written by Serena Berger
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Diamond pendants can make stunning presents. You can find a wide variety of styles, from solitaires and three-stone pendants to hearts and other designs that incorporate diamonds. You can also find pendants that include diamonds and other gemstones, such as rubies, sapphires, or emeralds.

The style that you ultimately choose to purchase will be dictated both by your budget and the tastes of the intended recipient. If she prefers something that is both delicate and elegant, a basic chain with a brilliant cut diamond solitaire pendant might be perfect for her. For something that is a little more modern and seductive, a Y-shaped dangling diamond pendant may be more suitable and attractive.

When you purchase a diamond pendant, you may want to ask to view a copy of its certificate. If you're purchasing a solitaire diamond pendant, this is the only way to guarantee the quality of the diamond in the pendant. The certificate contains the report from a gemologist who has examined the characteristics of the diamond. Reports are not available for all pieces of jewelry. However, they are especially important if you are purchasing a loose diamond to be placed into a setting, as it is very difficult for an untrained eye to distinguish between a diamond and a CZ.

Cleaning and Storing Your Diamond Pendants

Occasionally, you should clean your diamond to remove the film that can build up from day to day activities. You can clean diamonds in a solution that is six parts water and one part ammonia. Use a soft brush to clean the diamond, but take care not to damage the rest of the pendant while doing so. It's also recommended that you store your pendant in a soft cloth pouch so that the diamond does not scratch other jewelry.

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