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The Difference Between Necklaces & Pendants

The Difference Between Necklaces & Pendants

A necklace or a pendant is a spectacular piece of jewellery that’s available in a magnitude of styles and designs. Whether you’re dressing up for a fancy cocktail party, or going for a more casual look when having brunch with the girls, an emerald, ruby and sapphire necklace or diamond pendant will transform your outfit, giving you an element of sparkle and shine. When you choose to purchase a necklace or pendant from Jaubalet, you can design a sapphire or ruby necklace that’s completely unique to you. But before doing that, you should find out the difference between a necklace and a pendant!

The Difference Between a Necklace and a Pendant

A pendant and a necklace can be worn around the neck, but they are ultimately two different pieces of jewellery. A necklace is both a chain and other fixed embellishments and is worn around the neck, whereas a pendant is a small piece of jewellery (such as a princess cut ruby in a yellow gold setting) and is attached to an anklet, necklace chain or bracelet. The main difference between a necklace and a bracelet is that you can wear a pendant on any part of your body once it is hanging on a chain, but a necklace is only worn around someone’s neck.


princess cut ruby pendant.

Design your bespoke necklace to match your engagement ring

When you’re designing your bespoke necklace, why not match it to your beautiful engagement ring? Whether you’ve got anemerald and diamond engagement ring, or a ruby and white gold engagement ring, use that ring as inspiration for your next personalised piece of jewellery!

Different Types of Necklaces

Available in a range of different styles, a necklace will enhance any look. This stunning piece of jewellery draws attention to the collarbones and face. Because there are so many variations of necklaces available, there’s something for everyone.  Whether you’re after aruby necklace or a sapphire pendant, Here are some styles of necklace you should consider, before you start designing your own!


A choker is a style of necklace that sits above the collarbone, around the neck. This type of necklace is called a ‘choker’ because you can feel it sitting on your neck! If you’re looking for a dramatic and gothic type of necklace, a ruby and white gold choker will do the trick!

/ruby and white gold pendant

Cascading Necklace

If you’re looking for a statement piece of jewellery that oozes high fashion, then consider a cascading necklace. Featuring multiple strands or rows of diamonds, rubies or sapphires, this stunning necklace gives a really in-depth, layered feel.  A cascading gemstone or diamond necklace emphasises the neckline and looks amazing with strapless dresses, and looks with a high neckline.

Single Strand Necklace

A single strand necklace is a timeless and popular style of necklace that will always stay in fashion. The most common type of single strand necklace is a pearl necklace! This type of necklace is available in a range of lengths - whether you want a small 16 inch necklace or a 48 inch necklace, it is entirely your choice! We think a single strand pink sapphire necklace on a rose gold chain will look amazing! For something a little more traditional, a green emerald on a yellow gold chain is sure to impress!  A single strand necklace evokes elegance and beauty.

pink sapphire necklace

Princess Length Necklace

A princess length necklace is neither too long or short - it hangs just below the collar bone. This lovely style of necklace flatters your neckline and transforms any everyday look. Why not opt for a heart shaped ruby on a yellow gold chain? It will look amazing!

Opera Length Necklace

The opera necklace is a dramatic piece of jewellery that demands attention! Hanging low down over your collarbones and blouse, it is sure to turn heads! You could have a necklace that makes it look like the rubies and sapphires are scattered like stars, hanging elegantly on the chain!

Solitaire Ruby, Emerald or Sapphire Necklace

Solitaire Ruby pendant.

If you’re after a more sophisticated style of necklace, the opt for a solitaire gemstone necklace, or gemstone pendant on a chain. This style of necklace features a single solitaire emerald, ruby or sapphire sitting on a beautiful chain. Whether you choose rose gold, yellow gold, white gold or platinum, you know this elegant piece of jewellery will look spectacular with whatever you wear.

Order your custom necklace or pendant today 

Jaubalet’s expert jewellers will create a completely unique necklace or pendant that’s been designed by you. Our revolutionary 3D technology means that you can visualise your desired ring - our experts will then turn your creativity into a high quality, luxurious piece of jewellery. Get in touch with Jaubalet today.

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