Diamond cross jewelry have become popular lines by many jewelry designers over the last few years. Often displayed in pendant settings, they add to your variety of pendants you can use with a single chain. Pendants are fashioned in a variety of designs: cross, flower, and heart-shaped ones being the popular. Diamond pendants are growing in popularity with those wanting a daily reminder of their faith. They have also become a fashionable trend in recent years.
One of the most popular gifts during the holiday season is jewelry. Trying to find the best buys for diamond jewelry can take weeks and be very confusing. It is the attempt of this article to help ease the confusion.
The cross has long been the symbol of the Christian faith. Historically these crosses have been held in high regard as the diamonds reflect the high esteem in which the wearer holds Christ. Another viewpoint considered relevant is that diamond pendants may have been a tribute to the diamond cross. Just what the original origin of these crosses were there is no denying that diamond cross pendants are becoming more popular in the Christian and non-Christian communities.
There are many buying options for these beautiful pieces of jewelry. From browsing the endless websites online to strolling through your local jewelry store the wide variety of diamond pendants will become apparent. What else will become quickly apparent to you is a desire to own one of these pendants. You will find many options available to you when it comes to the cuts, colors and shapes of the diamond crosses. Some of the more common diamonds found in this type of jewelry are blue diamonds, chocolate diamonds, and brilliant diamonds. Also common in the these jewelry pieces are precious gems such as sapphires, rubies, and pearls. Generally set in gold or white gold, these crosses can also be found in less expensive settings such as stainless steel and silver.
In today's economy many simply cannot afford to buy diamond jewelry. However, there are affordable diamond outlet stores that sell at discounted prices. Another option is to purchase imitation diamond jewelry. Though it fails to have a lasting value and brilliance that a diamond displays, imitation jewelry is esthetically pleasing and often undetectable to the average person. Through the years an imitation diamond will fade as a real diamond will not lose its luster.
Like any jewelry made from precious stones, prices will vary for a cross pendant according to the carat, color, and clarity of the diamonds in the setting. Another factor in the price is the jeweler who created it. Some jeweler's reputations for creating fine works of art will drive the price higher. The down side of purchasing such a necklace is the cost. The upside is it will never lose value, and in most cases increase in value with time. One more price variable is the metal surrounding the gem. It could be silver, stainless steel, platinum, or gold.
Whether it's your choice to buy a diamond cross pendant was for an affirmation of faith or just to make a fashion statement, having it draped around your neck will provide you a feeling of fulfillment.