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Assortment of diamond pendant necklaces.

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Personalize a solitaire necklace by selecting your ideal setting and diamond.

Assortment of gold fine jewelry, perfect for holiday gifting.

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Experience the joy of gifting with sustainable jewelry that’s crafted to last.

Necklace Reviews

Model wearing gold diamond necklace.

The chain and pendant were exactly as I expected them to be in quality, look, and feel. The clasp is also easy to use and strong. I love it and will always treasure it.

Model wearing paperclip chain and diamond solitaire necklaces.

The necklace is beautiful. I love it. It looks great layered with other necklaces as well.

Model wearing gemstone necklace.

It's a gorgeous necklace. I've been wearing it every day. And I went back to buy the matching earrings too.


Necklaces grace the neck with shining, lustrous light. With history ranging back to 4200 BCE, necklaces are one of the most ancient and cherished forms of personal expression and adornment – and they show no signs of becoming less popular. At Brilliant Earth, our necklaces range in style from classic silver necklaces to trendy yellow gold chains, and luxe platinum tennis necklaces that shimmer with diamonds. Each necklace, no matter the style, is crafted to the highest standards of craftsmanship that allow our designs to be cherished for a lifetime.

All Brilliant Earth designs, including each of our necklaces, is carefully created to the highest standards of sourcing and sustainability, furthering our mission to establish a more ethical, transparent, and compassionate jewelry industry. This commitment allows our customers to aesthetically fall in love with our jewelry and feel equally good about wearing it.

Cleaning a silver necklace is an easy process that can help restore its shine and beauty. There are various methods to clean silver necklaces, including using silver polish, baking soda, or a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. One simple way to clean a silver necklace is to mix a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water and soak the necklace in the solution for a few minutes. After soaking, gently scrub the necklace with a soft-bristled toothbrush, paying extra attention to the crevices and details of the necklace. Rinse the necklace thoroughly with water and dry it with a soft, clean cloth.

If the silver necklace has developed tarnish, it can be cleaned using a solution of baking soda and water. Mix a small amount of baking soda with warm water to create a paste and use a soft cloth or sponge to gently apply the paste to the necklace. Rub the paste onto the necklace in circular motions, paying extra attention to the tarnished areas. Rinse the necklace thoroughly with water and dry it with a soft, clean cloth. For a more thorough cleaning, commercial silver polish can also be used. Follow the instructions on the polish carefully, as some polishes require rinsing or special precautions. Visit our Jewelry Care Guide page for further information.

There are a few methods you can use to determine if a necklace is made of real gold. First, check for any markings or stamps on the necklace. Real gold jewelry should have a stamp or hallmark indicating its karat weight, which can range from 10k to 24k. The higher the karat weight, the more pure the gold. If there are no markings on the necklace, it may not be real gold.

The best way to determine if you have a real gold necklace is to bring it in to a reputable jeweler who can confirm whether it’s solid or not.

Measuring necklace length is a straightforward process, and it can be done in a few simple steps. Firstly, it is important to note that the standard way to measure a necklace is by its total length, including the clasp.

To measure the length of a necklace, start by laying it flat on a surface such as a table. Then, take a measuring tape or ruler and measure the distance from one end of the necklace to the other end, including the clasp. The measurement should be taken in inches or centimeters, depending on your preference. Learn more in our Necklace Size Chart Guide or Chain Lengths for Men Guide.

Cleaning a chain necklace is a simple process that can help to maintain its shine and appearance. First, gather some mild soap, warm water, and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Add a small amount of soap to the water and stir until it becomes sudsy. Then, place the chain necklace in the water and let it soak for a few minutes.

Next, use the soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub the chain, focusing on any areas with dirt or grime buildup. Be sure to scrub both the front and back of the chain, as well as any clasps or pendants. After scrubbing, rinse the chain thoroughly with clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Finally, let the chain air dry completely before storing it. It's important to avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could damage the chain necklace. With regular cleaning and care, your chain necklace can stay looking great for years to come.

The best karat gold for a necklace depends on a variety of factors, including personal preference, budget, and durability. Generally, 14K and 18K gold are the most popular choices for necklaces. 14K gold is 58.3% pure gold mixed with other metals, making it a more durable option. It is also more affordable than 18K gold, which is 75% pure gold and therefore softer and more prone to scratching or bending. However, 18K gold has a richer, deeper color and is generally considered more luxurious. Learn more in our High Karat Gold Guide.