Most pendants come complete with a chain, so before you shop, consider which chain length will look best on you.
Find Your Balance Point. Grab a tape measure. Measure the length from your chin up to your hairline. Use this length to measure from your chin down to your chest. This is the balance point for your facial shape and structure. Your balance point is the perfect spot for a pendant to end or a neckline to begin.
Consider the Occasion. Although large pendants created from silver are much more affordable than their gold or platinum counterparts, err on the side of elegant simplicity in a business setting. However, when out on the town, don’t be afraid to step out with chunky chains sporting bold silver pendants to show off your stylish flair for fashion. Of course, wearing multiple silver chains makes a great impression as well. Create a flashy, carefree look when donning your favorite jeans and tee by layering many different silver chain lengths and similar pendant styles.
Mixing Color If your jewelry collection contains yellow gold pieces, try mixing silver and yellow necklaces together. However, coordinating this look with two-tone earrings is essential because earrings and pendants are in such close proximity on the body. Definitely try to coordinate colored gems set in silver with harmonizing wardrobe colors. However, basic black is the ultimate backdrop for a stunning silver pendant embellished with diamonds, pearls or any colored gemstones. Various shades of gray, and even white, also work extremely well to highlight the sparkle of this type of necklace. Avoid wearing a silver pendant that drops below the neckline of a silver top, as the beauty of the necklace will not have any visual impact. Whether you choose the shiny bright finish of high polished silver or the soft patina of a brushed silver pendant, choose a design that reflects your personal sense of style.
How to Fix a Broken Necklace Chain?
Here at Pendant and Ring we make chains and we size chains. Sizing a chain is very similar to repairing a broken chain. There are only 8 steps
Examine the break and gather all the pieces.
Make sure the chain repair will result in an acceptable chain length. Your necklace will be slightly shorter after your repair than it was before the break. Take care to match follow the link pattern if your chain has two sizes of links. You may have to remove more than one link.
Gather your tools. Ideally, small jewelers pliers and jewelry cutters are the tools for the job, but if you don’t have them, you can use regular needle-nose and side-cutter pliers. If the links are small enough, you can use tweezers and sharp fingernail clippers.
Use the side-cutter pliers or the clippers to cut the large link open. Then use the needle-nose pliers or tweezers to pry open one side of the link. Don’t open it all the way, just wide enough to fit another link into the opened space.
Take the last link on the other side of the break and slip it into your newly opened link.
Use the needle-nose pliers or tweezers to fold the end of the opened link closed.
There will probably be a small gap where you cut the link. Close the gap by placing the tweezers or pliers on opposite ends of the opened link, then applying steady pressure. Be gentle, especially if the link you are working with is very small.
Test the link. If it opens with a gentle tug, then pinch the link completely closed with your pliers or tweezers.
How to Clean a Gold or Gem Necklace?
Following the steps to remove dirty and keep your gold/Gem necklace away from tarnished, and stay sparkle and shine.
Add a few drops of dish soap to a bowl of club soda. Choose sodium-free club soda or seltzer water as salt may damage the jewelry. The carbonation in the soda or seltzer helps dislodge grime from the necklace. Put a few drops of any mild dish soap (free of dyes, perfumes, and moisturizers) in the club soda, then agitate the liquid to mix it up.
Put the necklace in a strainer and soak it in the bowl for 5 minutes. If you don't have a strainer, you could put the necklace directly in the bowl, though the strainer helps you remove and rinse the necklace.
Scrub the necklace with a new, soft toothbrush. After 5 minutes, swish the necklace around in the solution to dislodge grime. Then, use a new, soft toothbrush to clean the chain, settings, crevices, gemstones, or charms. Scrub in a gentle, circular motion applying a minimal amount of pressure.
Rinse the necklace. Use warm, running water to rinse the club soda, soap, and debris off the necklace. The strainer is helpful for this step, as you can let water run over the necklace and through the strainer
Dry the necklace with a lint-free cloth. Choose a soft, lint-free cloth to pat the necklace dry with, paying special attention to nooks and crannies. Then, lay the necklace out on the cloth to continue drying. A lint-free cloth is necessary to ensure fibers don't become stuck in the crevices or chain.