This piece gives the impression of
a diamond gently placed at the base of the wearer’s neck.

Diamonds are often said to be the most distinctive of all gemstones, despite the fact that they are colorless and transparent. A beautiful diamond has a high level of transparency and strong brilliance, enhanced by the display of a rainbow of dispersive colors that cause it to sparkle with flashes of reds, blues, and yellows as it moves. This bezel-set pendant takes this beauty of a diamond and wraps it in a delicately worked frame. People who wear this type of pendant comment that the presence of the slight weight they feel against their chest gives them a feeling of comfort and security. This bezel-set diamond pendant almost looks as though the diamond is simply floating at the base of the wearer’s neck.

It is important to adjust the length of the chain on this pendant until you find the position that is most comfortable in your neck. The simpler the jewelry, the more crucial its position when worn. People often find that pendants which aren’t regularly worn become favorites after the chain length is adjusted a few times and they find the most comfortable position on their neck. Considering that a bezel-set diamond pendant can easily be worn at any time and enjoyed for many years, it can be said that this style is among the more valuable types of jewelry, making it a worthwhile purchase even if it requires you to stretch your budget slightly.

The necklace shown below was created by the Tiffany designer Elsa Peretti. She says that this “Diamonds by the Yard” was the first piece in which she was able to successfully incorporate diamonds into her work. Peretti apparently had not used diamonds in her designs because their colorless and transparent character make them difficult to work with. The use of yellow gild in the “Diamonds by the Yard” necklace adds to the casual air that it possesses. The diamonds in this style of necklace or bracelet come into direct contact with the skin and attract oils, and they can easily become soiled. Occasional cleaning with a soft toothbrush and a mild soap is recommended.

Diamonds by the Yard Necklace
Tiffany & Co.
18K White Gold
Size(mm) :L420 x W5.0 xH2.0
Elsa Peretti(R) designs copyrighted by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany and Company