Featured design : The Chandelier diamond necklace available at Serendipity Diamonds
Chandelier diamond jewellery (necklaces and earrings) mimics the appearance and structure of a chandelier. Chandeliers have been created since medieval times for luxurious lighting – favoured for the effect of scattered light. The name “Chandelier” actually comes from the French meaning of something that holds candles. Candles were surrounded by strung glass crystals in early examples of chandelier lighting.
For chandelier diamond jewellery, individual diamonds are laser drilled and strung together in sequence to create a falling cascade of diamonds linked by wire. The effect is dramatic as each diamond moves freely with light entering the diamond from all angles. Worn in sunlight, chandelier necklaces and earrings scintillate as sunlight dances across the facets of each diamond.
Chandelier diamond jewellery is remarkably different from the traditional jewellery – this is most evident in the way that individual diamonds are secured within the item. Most jewellery utilises diamond settings with claws, prongs, bars or grains of precious metal to retain individual diamonds. The chandelier style of setting involves passing fine metal wire through drilled diamonds and offers the wearer the opportunity to be different with quite a unique talking point.
Chandelier diamonds sparkle best when kept clean and free of dirt that is naturally attracted to diamonds. With a natural build up of grease and oils, diamonds will lose brilliance, so we recommend a specialist jewellery cleaning product like the connoisseur range to keep diamonds gleaming.
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