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Up your style game: Our guide to wearing pendants

By Tobi Awodipe
07 March 2020   |   2:27 am
Pendants add an exciting element to any necklace because really, what’s the point of wearing a simple chain if there’s no pendant? Pendants are great for complementing the image of a woman.

Pendants add an exciting element to any necklace because really, what’s the point of wearing a simple chain if there’s no pendant? Pendants are great for complementing the image of a woman. It’s great for expressing personal style, and for bringing accent to any outfit. An independent decorative element, they’re often worn as a necklace through a chain, a string, or a necklet. It doesn’t need to have a matching earring or ring. Plus, it’s easy to choose a present to give to someone you care about.

Tips for Choosing a Pendant
It’s better to choose a pendant first before buying a chain, or better yet, buy a necklace with a pendant included. But if you already have a chain and you want to buy a new pendant for it, here are some tips on how to choose:

The pendant must not weigh more than the chain. If the pendant is heavier, the chain may get worn off and break and you may end up losing the pendant.
The color of the chain must match the color of the pendant. For instance, a white gold pendant must be worn with white gold, silver, or platinum chain. If in case the pendant is colored, like a black pearl, beads, or enamel, at least the hardware that attaches the pendant to the chain must be in the same color. It will look mismatched if you don’t keep it in the same hue.

Consider the clamp of the pendant. Check if it’s big enough to get a chain, a necklet, or a strip through.

Consider the occasion. Many pieces can be worn in different ways, regardless of size. Buying a pendant with an adjustable chain can help make the pendant versatile. You can shorten the chain for a more elegant look, or let it hang lower if you want a casual look. Depending on the pendant’s style, some may be more fitting for some occasions than others.

Hairstyle. When choosing what pendant to wear, take your hairstyle into consideration. Long, loose hair may get entangled with long chains or large pendants and sometimes, small pendants can become lost and unnoticed in the tresses. Meanwhile, a large pendant paired with short, pinned up or pulled back hair will draw the eyes to the upper body. Getting a smaller piece may also look more polished with a sleek, pulled back ponytail.

Size. The size of the pendant must not distract others completely from the rest of your outfit. It’s fine to get a statement pendant, but keep it in an appropriate size.

A large pendant can draw attention to your chest area and away from other aspects of your appearance, like your outfit or hair. When worn with plain-colored clothing, a large pendant can easily become the focal point of your outfit. However, it must only be worn with simple necklines and minimal jewelry. If you’re wearing a large pendant necklace, don’t wear large statement earrings anymore. Ensuring that it complements your outfit and other jewelry is essential so that it will not clash with the overall outfit. Small pendants are usually used to tie a look together or to accessorize an otherwise bland outfit. It can also be used to make a statement if you wear it wisely. Whether it’s a sparkling gemstone or a touch of personality through a figure or a specific shape, smaller pendants can be chosen when you have a particular look in mind. Since they are small, it’s best to wear with more delicate and light chains to keep the attention focused on the pendant.

Different Styles of Pendants
Classic pendants. A classic pendant is usually made of gold or silver, and it can be decorated with diamonds, gemstones or pearls. Classic pendants are graceful and soft, and it doesn’t strike the eyes as much as other kinds of pendants. The elegance of classic pendants makes them a great match for formal wear, evening dresses, and business suits. These also suit any style and any age.

Locket Pendants
Locket pendants are extra-special. It consists of two opening parts, between which you can put small photos of your loved ones. Some pendants come with a clock. They are usually oval/heart shaped and make a fantastic present for a loved one.

Pendants of different shapes and symbols
These pendants make up the most extensive range of the types of pendants. Such pendants come in multiple subjects, such as hearts, stars, moon, animals flowers and so on. These pendants give you a chance to express your personality and style.

Luxury pendants
Luxury pendants are recognized as pieces of jewelry with fine and graceful shapes and are made of expensive materials that are decorated only with precious stones and made of high-grade metals. Jewelry manufacturers update their luxury collection every year, and the best designers create these. These pendants are not to be worn casually but only on special occasions, especially because of its value.

Personalized pendants
Some pendants come in the form of letters that indicate the owner’s name. Some come in a simple letter to indicate the initial of the wearer or the wearer’s special someone.

Pendants with inscriptions
These types of pendants are great for open and sociable people. Some personalized pendants come with inscriptions as a way to convey a message, declare love, or commemorate important events. You can buy pendants with a ready inscription like a prayer or a simple space on a bar-shaped pendant where you can personalize your own message.

Religious pendants
These kinds of pendants don’t just serve as an accessory; it’s an expression of faith or religion of the wearer. This kind of pendant usually comes in the form of crosses and images of saints It can be an excellent gift for your friends or family who are religious.

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