Do you have a long, gold chain just laying in your jewelry box? Not too sure what to do with it? Well I’ve got the perfect pendant solutions to a long chain. First off, hopefully you’ve got a good, long chain to work with, preferably 20″ or more. A box link chain will do fine, or you could change it up with a different type (maybe like the ones in the picture above). If you don’t have one, and need to purchase a long chain, don’t be afraid to pay anywhere from $300+ because a heavy gold chain will last a lifetime, is very versatile, and is actually an investment in terms of gold prices.
Next, you need the perfect pendant. The size is important because it needs to be large either vertically or horizontally. I’ve noticed that this could get expensive, so certain gemstones like jade or mother-of-pearl are great choices because they are affordable and look great as a large pendant. Check out my choices below!
Smokey Quartz is a great gemstone and very affordable. This pendant is almost 12 carats, however the price is still a very affordable $50. The elongated style is a great one to wear on a long chain. This pendant is from Jewelry Television–I’d recommend sticking to browsing the website and not watching it on tv.
Hearts are always classic, and this pendant is not your typical diamond\plain\boring. The white part of it is called mother-of-pearl, and has a 14k gold filigree etched heart. It would be very pretty hanging from a long snake chain. It is from Ross-Simons and is $165.
I love this pendant! I never usually like this many gemstones in one piece of jewelry, but I can make an exception! There are peridots, garnets, citrines, amethyst, and diopsides. The emerald cut gems mixed in with the round makes it so unique. It can be purchased for $265 at Ross-Simons.
Did you know jade can be carved into beautiful designs like this? This is brown jade and the design is an intricate knot, called an endless knot. Jade has continuously been known for being a luck charm. Maybe this pendant will bring luck to its wearer. At only $100 from Ross-Simons, this would pull off the long chain look superbly!