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Making a Statement With Diamond Pendants

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There’s nothing more vital than getting the right look when you want to make a statement at a big event. Choosing the right outfit is not just about the clothes but also about the accessories you pair with them. Diamond pendants and necklaces have been helping wearers make a statement since they came into fashion and continue to make a lasting impression to this day.

Pendants through the years

Necklaces and pendants have been an item of decoration for many years. The first necklace dates back to around 40,000BC and was created using wood, stones, bones and shells. Eventually, beads became popular with both men and women, which paved the way for popular pearl necklaces.

There are records of diamond jewellery dating back to the 1500s when Andrew I of Hungry gave his queen a crown set with rough-cut diamonds. However, diamond necklaces are thought to have taken a while to come into style.

Diamond Necklaces had a resurgence of popularity during the end of the Art Nouveau period thanks to connections to King Edward VII and his wife, Queen Alexandra. They have always been reserved for high society and royalty, which is what makes them such a statement piece. There have even been famous diamonds set into stunning necklaces, which only adds to their association with the upper classes.

Famous Diamond Pendants

One of the earliest stories of necklaces adorned with diamonds is from the 1700s and involves Napoleon Bonaparte gifting a diamond necklace to his wife, Marie-Louise, upon the birth of their son. This piece, known as the Napoleon Diamond Necklace, is now part of a collection on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. The original design, created by Etienne Nitot and Sons of Paris, offered a stunning piece made from 234 diamonds.

The Hope Diamond didn’t become the feature of a necklace for nearly 300 years after its records began. The stone was passed between a series of wealthy owners from 1668 and set within various pieces, when finally, sometime between 1911 and 1947, it became a pendant. The magnificent piece now also sits on display at the Smithsonian Institution.

Another famous necklace was the Taylor-Burton Diamond, a beautiful 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond which was the focal point of the magnificent necklace Elizabeth Taylor wore to the 1970 Oscars Ball. The diamond was sold in 1979 after Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor divorced. It’s not known where the necklace is today, but we suspect it will make an appearance again as it is such a beautiful piece.

Diamond Pendants to Make A Statement

Of course, the above necklaces would undoubtedly create the wow factor when entering any event; however, with their values estimated between $5 million and $350 million, you may be looking for something a little more affordable.

You don’t have to scrimp on style, though, with beautiful diamond pendants suitable for any occasion on show in our Lancaster and Kendal stores. We’re highlighting a few options available to you which will turn heads at your next event.

18ct White Gold 2.77ct Diamond Halo Pendant

Designed and created by our own team, this 18ct White Gold 2.77 Diamond Halo pendant is simply show-stopping. It offers a radiant display of 16 0.50 ct brilliant cut diamonds surrounding a breathtaking 2.27ct IGI Certified round brilliant cut diamond.

The precious stones are set in a minimal white gold pendant to let the maximum amount of light shine through, and the pendant sits on an understated, delicate white gold chain that is designed not to distract from the beauty of the diamond itself.

Our team chose high standards for this piece, with the central diamond certified by the International Gemological Institute (IGI). It was graded as I colour, “near colourless”, and a Si1 Clarity.

The beautiful 18ct White Gold 2.77 Diamond Halo pendant can be yours for just £38,995.

18ct White Gold 3.24ct Lab Grown Pear Cut Diamond Pendant & Chain

Lab grown diamonds share the same physical properties and look identical to natural diamonds, except they are man-made in a lab rather than mined from the earth. Because of this, they offer exceptional value for money and are more environmentally friendly, all while providing the same degree of head-turning when you enter the room.

This 18ct White Gold 3.24ct Lab Grown Pear Cut Diamond Pendant and Chain is just one example of the beautiful lab grown diamond pieces you can buy at Banks Lyon. We love the GIA certified pear diamond, which will sit beautifully on your neckline and create a focal point for any outfit.

This breathtaking pendant can be yours for just £19,500, or as little as £292.50 per month on 0% finance.

18ct White Gold 0.59ct Diamond Pave Set Locket

If you’re looking for a piece that can keep your loved ones close by and still stand out from the crowd, take a look at the stunning 18ct White Gold 0.59ct Diamond Pave Set Locket. This locket, manufactured by British jewellery maker Charles Green features over 100 0.59ct white diamonds pave set into the front of the locket and a further collection of pave set diamonds on the bale of the piece.

At just 16mm X 13mm, this delicate piece will offer a striking look when paired with a dress or top of the right neckline while reflecting the light.

The 18ct White Gold 0.59ct Diamond Pave Set Locket can be yours for £5,395 or just £80.93 a month on 0% finance.

18ct White Gold 1.30ct Diamond Set Pendant

This dream catcher style pendant will be the focal point of any boho style outfit and add a real statement for any outdoor event this summer. It will undoubtedly be a show-stopping option with the right outfit and offer a talking point to admirers. The piece is set with a series of 1.30ct diamond paved circles, with floating diamonds in the centre of each circle, intentionally placed to catch the light from every direction.

The 18ct White Gold 1.30ct Diamond Set Pendant is just £4,500, or can be purchased on 0% finance with monthly payments of £67.50

No matter what your style, we have a diamond pendant that can create a show-stopping entrance and turn heads at Banks Lyon. Simply browse our range online or head to one of our showrooms to see these pieces in person. We will happily help you find your perfect statement piece.