The right jewelry, adorned with just the right size of pendant or stone on your ring can spell a huge difference between looking elegant and glamorous, and looking like a walking jewelry store.
This being said, choosing the right pendant sizes is important particularly getting one that is appropriate your necklace chain.
Depending on your jewelry shop or jeweler, there are various pendant sizes that you can consider for whatever chain you have. Usually, the pendants that jewelers have already come with a matching chain.
Nevertheless, it would help to know some of the available sizes that pendants come in so you can determine which size will best fit your chain.
Standard sizes come in small, medium and large; however, sometimes, there are extra small pendants and extra large pendants that buyers also consider. Dimensions for the small ones are typically somewhere around 0.70 inches or approximately 17.5 millimeters.
For extra small ones, these are around 0.56 inches or about 14.27 millimeters. However, these dimensions may vary depending on your jeweler. There are sites whose small pendant sizes come in dimensions of either 5 millimeters or 7 millimeters.
The dimensions also change depending on the shape of the pendant, whether it’s round, square, oval, tear or pear-shaped.
Your jeweler can advise you on which sizes go with specific chains so you don’t get one that is either too big or too small for your necklace.
What Other Factors Affect Pendant Sizes?
When choosing pendants, the other factor that you need to consider is whether these will come in simple designs with no gemstones or if these are for your more glamorous outfits thereby requiring semi-precious stones on the pendants.
The most popular pendant stone is of course the diamond. Diamonds add just the right touch of glamor no matter what attire you have one.
Most women also choose stones according to their birthdates. For January, it’s Garnet; February has Amethyst; for March it’s Aquamarine; April has Diamonds; May has Emerald; for June it’s Alexandrite; July has Ruby; and August has Peridot.
Meanwhile, Sapphires are for those born in September; Opal is for those born in October; November has Citrine and for those born in December, it’s Blue Topaz.
Your jeweler can also give you recommendations on the right cut of the stones based on the necklace that you have or the occasion where you will be wearing the pendant.
Oftentimes, smaller pendants are ideal for casual wear while a slightly bigger one may just be appropriate for a few of your evening wear.