How To Choose A Perfect Gemstone Necklace

A necklace is a key consideration of any ensemble of jewelry; the necklace will define the complimenting jewelry pieces such as the earrings, rings, and bracelets. The right choice of necklace enhances beauty while avoiding matching flaws. There are different key considerations in choosing a gemstone necklace.

 The considerations on buying necklace touches on different aspects, they are:

  1. The necklace properties to ensure quality and value of the gemstone necklace.
  2. The body; a miss on this will lead to a wrong choice of the necklace. This will be considering the face shape and the neckline.
  3. This will involve considering the clothing preferences of the wearer.


 1) Consider your face shape

A necklace enhances the face shape. Everyone has a unique face shape, but there are broad categories under which many people fall. Interestingly some people assume almost two shapes. The face shapes are oval, round, pear, square and heart. The face shape can be well determined by pulling the hair back to get a clear shape of the cheeks, jaws, chin and hairline.

The right choice of the necklace will compliment the face shape.

 2) Gemstone Inspection

Gemstone necklaces cost a fortune, hence the need to invest time to shop for quality, worth, and authentic necklace. This is especially critical in the current market flooded with copycat brands. In choosing a gemstone necklace, the brief background knowledge for these rare and precious gemstones is critical. Key considerations are color, clarity, weight in carats and the cut.

Color should be the first factor, for example, sapphire necklace colors to define them, hue, which is the general color for example violet and pink or yellow. Secondly, consider the tone, which is the degree of light or darkness of the gemstone. Thirdly consider the intensity, which is the saturation of the stone by color. Lastly consider the distribution of color throughout the stone

Gemstone necklace can either be natural or having undergone through heat treatment. The authenticity of natural gemstone can only be confirmed by demanding the GIA certificate.

Other consideration will include weight check, the necklace gemstone cut, and value.

 3) Color and outfit matching

Before making the purchase, consider the color of the gemstone necklace, the meaning you want to convey and if the necklace will blend with your wardrobe. Perfect choice of color of the necklace will help you avoid a double purchase of jewelry to accentuate each wear and other types of jewelry.

The best colors will be for colors that can blend with many colors and skin tones.

Each color has meaning for example; red is a symbol of vitality, courage, and action. Red gemstone necklace strengthens the body while promoting power and courage.

Pink symbolizes beauty and universal love; other colors include yellow, green, blue, purple and brown. Also consider cost and style of the necklace, do this by comparing prices of necklaces from many sellers to pick the cheapest or with favorable terms.

4) Neck length

Neck length is an important consideration when choosing a necklace. A collar length necklace or chokers best suit people with slender and long neck. Longer necklaces are best suited for people with short necks.

The body general builds also influences necklace choice. A chunky necklace with large accents and large chains will best suit large bodied individual. Petite-bodied persons will be best in dainty necklaces with slim chains. (graduated gemologist, Chantelle Lobo) (graduated gemologist, Chantelle Lobo)

graduated gemologist

Growing up in a country like India, bursting with color, culture and creativity, Chantelle's curiosity drew her towards the fascinating world of gemstones and jewelry. Trained with the best at the Gemological Institute of America and the SSEF, Switzerland, her knowledge encompasses advanced methods of gemstone identification, diamond grading and the manufacture and sales as a jewelry professional. Her adventures have taken her to source Spinels on the busy streets in Myanmar to exceptional Sapphires in Srilanka, a selection of gems from Madagascar and even rare Jades in China. With over 7 years of experience in the jewelry industry, her strong foundation in this niche field allows her to make key observations on the value or quality of gemstones and jewelry. She now continues to fuel her deep-rooted interest for these special stones by seeking out precious one-of-a-kind gems around the world. Linkedin: