The saying goes that you wear your heart on your sleeve, but what about your style around your neck?
Pendant necklaces are a beautiful way to express personality: an ornate piece of jewellery that shows the world who you really are at any given moment. From a necklace that prides itself on its simplicity, to the more intricate and opulent designs, there’s a pendant necklace style for everyone. Read on to learn more about pendant necklaces, and how you can choose the right style that expresses who you are.
What is a Pendant Necklace?
A pendant necklace is uniquely special to the wearer and typically passed down through generations. It’s a beautiful piece of jewellery, typically a necklace that centres around the pendant at the bottom of the chain. This pendant can take many styles, from a simple disk that features a design, or a cluster of gemstones that have significant meaning to the wearer.
What is the History of the Pendant Necklace?
While jewellery has been a feature in women’s history for centuries, pendants go back thousands of years. Pendants derive from talismans and amulets: typically worn for spirituality, healing, and protection of families, these have transformed into the styles we see and know today. Pendants became increasingly popular in the 19th and 20th centuries and were seen to be symbolic of style and personality, but still, some pendants are worn with their traditional, ancient meanings.
Different Styles of Pendant Necklaces
As with many jewellery types, pendants come in different styles. This is what makes them a great staple jewellery piece to express who you are. From classic to statement, intricate to ornate, we have plenty of designs here at Jason Ree for you to choose from. Read on to learn more about the different styles of pendants.
This incredible pendant necklace features a beautiful teal oval-cut Australian sapphire claw-set in white gold with a delicate round brilliant-cut diamond.
The Classic Style
Like with most things in life, pendants do come in a classic style. This is a timeless item that can be worn every day and passed on through generations to come. The style can be quite simplistic or focus on one or two gemstones to add a certain sparkle to your everyday.
The Statement Style
A statement pendant is for those who love to be bold and attract attention. Typically larger in size, or perhaps with more colourful gemstones, the statement pendant will be for those unafraid to stand out from the crowd. This will perhaps be the focal point of an outfit, and it will look dazzling to all!
The Symbolic Style
Pendants often have ancient meanings to them: it’s up to both the wearer and maker to decide on this meaning. For example, birthstone pendants can symbolize spirituality and connection with the gemstone through astrology. Or, pendants can reflect the nature that helped to create it: blue to reflect the ocean, green to symbolize the green Earth, and yellow to represent the sun, for example.
Gemstones come with many different meanings, and what one pendant represents to someone else might have an entirely different meaning to another. It’s part of what makes them so special.
The Beach Totem honours the human relationship with the natural world and has a palette of the changing colours of the ocean dappled by sunshine.
The Delicate Style
A delicate style pendant is perfect for those looking for something subtle while adding an extra special touch to their daily outfit. It typically features small gemstones and different metals to add variance and colour to the necklace.
The Birthstone Style
This is a fantastic choice if you are looking for a gift for someone special. If it’s a birthday gift in particular, having a birthstone pendant is beautifully unique for your loved one - from sapphires in September to aquamarine in March, each month has its own dedicated, gorgeous gemstone that can be worn in a piece of jewellery.There’s a pendant necklace style to suit everyone: no matter how you want to express yourself, be true to yourself and choose a pendant that reflects your personality and vibrancy. We have a wide range of pendant designs waiting to be worn at Jason Ree, or we can work with you to create your own perfect personalised piece.