When we make a conscious choice about what we wear, we're also choosing how we present ourselves to the world. We may also tend to dress in ways that reflect how we feel. What we wear might even cause us to adopt characteristics associated with those items.
These things also go for the jewellery you choose, which you might select to help you feel empowered, beautiful and unique.
A necklace with pendant can be special, irrespective of whether you buy it for yourself or receive it as a gift. Pendant necklaces were first worn as far back as the Stone Age as amulets or talismans. Today, the tradition continues as we often pick jewellery that represents facets of who we are.
At Simone Walsh Jewellery, we're passionate about offering jewellery for women to adorn themselves with. If you're looking for Australian jewellery with unique and meaningful pendant necklaces, we have a whole list for you.
Read on to find out all about the top 10 pendant necklace styles to help you best express who you are and how you're feeling.
1. Locket Pendant Necklace
Locket pendants are as beautiful and striking as they are functional. Whether or not you choose to put something memorable in your locket, it can be a wonderful way to express yourself.
At Simone Walsh Jewellery, we have several locket styles available, including our very special Moon & Back Locket Necklace. This necklace was inspired by the romance of the Victorian era and features stars etched on the inside and out as well as a luminous moonstone on the front in a solid gold setting.
This locket is perfect for keeping a small photo of someone that you love to the moon and back!
Also check out our selection of open locket designs, which won't hold anything inside but are very unique and engaging pieces of jewellery. See our full locket necklaces collection.
2. Rose Gold Pendant Necklace
Nothing says chic like the shimmering and unique colour of rose gold jewellery. Rose gold jewellery often makes a statement, especially when paired with certain colours like deep greens or white, that help it stand out.
Our Double Tulip Rose Gold Pendant is a delicate yet luminous design. It features a double tulip in the gorgeous and rich colour of rose gold.
It comes on a silver chain to add some contrast to the beautiful flower design. The pendant has a lovely weight to it and it looks amazing paired with the matching double tulip earrings for when you want to look dressed up.
This pendant necklace is the perfect accessory for your outfit, whether you are dressing up or down. Also see our full rose gold jewellery collection.
3. Gemstone Beaded Necklace
A pendant is lovely enough on its own, but it never hurts to have gemstones on your necklace to add to the beauty, particularly when they add just the right colour, sparkle or texture to an outfit.
Our Stars & Apatite Beaded Necklace is a wonderful example of what happens when you combine stunning silver jewellery with vivid gemstones. The star pendants on this necklace are beautifully complemented by the string of blue apatite gemstones on this beaded necklace. This beaded necklace also shows that a pendant necklace can have more than one pendant.
Stars symbolise protection and are thought to help ward off negativity. An item like this would look striking against black or white clothing that lets it stand out on its own.
Check out our full beaded necklaces collection for more inspiration.
4. Gold Pendant Necklace
Yellow gold is always a gorgeous choice of colour, especially in the summer months. Gold tends to look extra striking against tanned skin, breezy white blouses and when worn on the beach. However, gold also works well in the cooler months to add some warmth to your cool weather outfits.
Our Eye & Tsavorite Solid Gold Amulet Necklace is the kind of gold jewellery that will look good all year round. This piece is extra special because it also features a sparkly, green tsavorite gemstone in the middle: a rare type of garnet.
The pendant also features an eye design. Eye amulets (including evil eye amulets) have long been worn across many different cultures as talismans of protection and also represent wisdom and love.
The small pendant necklace is perfect to wear everyday and it will make a very special gift for a very special someone.
Check out our full gold necklaces collection.
5. Eco-Friendly Pendant Necklace
When making fashion choices we always favour eco-friendly pieces as we believe that looking good should do minimal harm to our beautiful planet. Simone aims to design jewellery with a focus on being as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible to help our lovely customers to make good choices.
Take our Coral Reef & Coral Gem Pendant Necklace, for example. This necklace features an intricate coral reef pattern on a bold round pendant that represents the stunning reefs near Australia and around the world.
The coral-coloured gemstone featured on it is simulated coral, meaning no corals were hurt in the process of making these necklaces. We love the beautiful look of coral gems and beads, but not the damage they represent, so this ethical simulated version is a great solution.
In addition the silver pendant necklace is made with recycled precious metals, like most of our silver jewellery. Learn more about our eco-friendly jewellery.
6. Pearl Necklace with Pendant
Pendants can be made even more striking when suspended on a beaded necklace, as seen in the stars necklace example above. This effect is even more beautiful and elegant when the beads are a string of real pearls.
Our Fan Shell Pendant on Pearl Necklace is a really gorgeous example. This necklace features a sparkling sterling silver fan shell pendant that hangs from a peach and mauve string of pearls.
Pearls are a perfect way to dress up a simple dress or make any outfit feel special and just a little fancier. They can add some old world elegance to an outfit and a unique pendant design will prevent them from seeming overly stuffy. For more inspiration see our full range of pearl jewellery.
7. Standout Pendant Necklaces
Sometimes a pendant is so special that looks stunning all on its own: no beads or vibrant colouring required.
That's the case with necklaces like our Guiding Star & White Sapphire Necklace. This necklace features one standout star-shaped pendant adorned with a sparkling white sapphire in the middle set in a solid gold setting.
Stars represent guidance and are believed to bring wishes of good luck. This guiding star pendant is small enough to be delicate but is eye-catching and sparkly enough to still make a statement. It's the perfect accessory to any outfit and you can dress it up by pairing it with the matching earrings.
See our Amulets Range for other meaningful jewellery designs.
8. Cluster Pendants
Our unique cluster necklaces features several smaller pieces rather than one standalone pendant. Cluster pendants are fitting for adding some sparkle and movement to casual outfits but can also be worn for more special occasions.
Our Chrysanthemum, Leaf & Tourmaline Necklace is a perfect example of an understated but special cluster necklace - and it's one of our most popular designs.
This cluster necklace features our small but intricate chrysanthemum flower pendant paired with our equally intricate leaf pendant. The two pendants are joined by a ring which has 5 tiny tourmaline gemstones suspended from it. The cluster of pendants and beads will move with you and sit in different positions as you go about your day. The use of a chrysanthemum flower makes it a perfect gift for mothers.
9. Bouquet Pendant
A single flower is lovely on its own, but a whole bouquet of them is extra special. Flowers also never go out of style, so no matter what year it is or what the latest trends are, you'll never regret buying floral jewellery.
Our Bouquet Silver Necklace makes a statement with a row of flowers featured at the bottom of its chain. This silver necklace features a daisy, dahlia, lotus, cherry blossom and a chrysanthemum: a full bouquet which is laden with meaning.
Decorate your favourite outfits with a whole garden of beauty. You can also mix and match this striking silver necklace with an array of earrings, rings and a bracelet from our bouquet jewellery collection.
10. Delicate Pendant Necklaces
You can never go wrong with delicate jewellery designs.
Our unique Lily of the Valley Chain Necklace features several small pendants that are such standout beauties. Each pendant is made up of a shining pearl enclosed in a sweet lily of the valley flower made in shiny sterling silver.
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Pieces like this are perfect for dressing up a standard button-up shirt or worn with a v-neck top to show it off. This chain necklace will also dress up beautifully when paired with a little black dress or pants suit. To be extra dressy wear this necklace with the matching dangle earrings.
Shop for Unique Pendant Necklaces Today
We hope you've been inspired by some of the best pendant necklace styles you can use to best express yourself. Adding pendant necklaces to your collection of jewellery is a great way to take your accessory style to the next level.
Treat yourself to a shimmering, new necklace today. Shop the pendant necklaces at Simone Walsh Jewellery to find your next favourite accessory.