Fine Jewelry - Hanalei Kauai 

Pendant or Necklace?

Posted on January 24, 2020 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

You'll see as you look through our website that most pendants are sold without chains.  The reason is simple, not everyone needs a chain or perhaps they don't want the style or length that we display our pendants on.  But exactly what is a pendant versus a necklace?  To borrow the online definition from Merriam-Webster:

Definition of pendant

1: something suspended: such as
a: an ornament (as on a necklace) allowed to hang free, for example "A turquoise pendant hung on her necklace"
So what we're referring to as a pendant is the piece that hangs from the chain, two separate pieces, the pendant and the chain.

Definition of necklace

 1: an ornament worn around the neck 

A necklace is worn around the neck (such as a chain), as opposed to a pendant which is suspended, often from a chain.  We also carry necklaces, typically called that because it's one piece, the chain is connected to the "ornament".  The beautiful designs by Liven Co. are examples of a necklace.
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