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:
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.
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.