A 1ct diamond pendant can cost between £1500 to £8000 depending on the diamond specifications and the metal type you choose. In general, you can buy small diamond pendants from around £200 upwards. How much you choose to spend depends on what you are looking for.
A floating diamond necklace is a necklace where the diamond appears to be floating in the air. This style of necklace can either have one diamond, where the chain passes through the diamond setting or multiple diamonds secured at regular intervals to give the illusion of them floating.
The quickest way to tell if a necklace has real diamonds is by doing the fog test. This is where you hold the diamond in front of your mouth and breathe. A light fog should appear and, if it disappears straight away, then the diamond is real. If it takes a few seconds for the fog to fade, it is most likely a fake diamond.
To buy a diamond necklace, you will need to choose a high quality, well-cut stone. This is important, particularly for necklaces as the first thing people will notice is how much your diamond sparkles. A well-cut diamond will sparkle more than a poorly cut one. Clarity is also more important for pendants and necklaces than rings as they are worn directly in eye range. We recommend opting for the best cut and clarity grade for your budget without compromising too much on carat weight.
A diamond necklace can be worn casually or formally depending on how you style it. For example, a diamond pendant is great for every day and can be worn alone or layered with other delicate pendant styles. A tennis necklace or a diamond drop pendant is ideal for evening or formal occasions and looks better worn alone. Think about your neckline when you come to style your necklaces. The neckline should complement the necklace rather than compete. Strapless, scoop necks and v-necks tend to work well with most necklace styles.