Since 2006, men have been able to show their significant others just how much they mean to them with the journey diamond pendant. This trend has become wildly popular, but what exactly is this sentimental piece of jewelry?
Love captured in a diamond
It consists of a cascading “S” of diamonds drip from a necklace. The stones are graduated in size with this smallest at the top and the largest at the bottom. This graduation of stones signifies his love as it grows over time. The winding pendant represents the voyage that a couple takes from first love to enduring love and all the experiences in between.
Different styles of expression
While the traditional piece is the “S” shaped hanging pendant, there are other designs that can be used to commemorate a special occasion. A heart diamond journey pendant is a beautiful way to express love and the journey at the same time. In this design, one side of the heart is typically made of the graduated stones while the other side is plain.
There are also circles that connect and spirals that don’t. Each couple can attach their own meanings to these sentimental pieces of jewelry. To make the pendant even more special, instead of all diamonds, use diamonds and her birthstone to create the journey.
Is it the same as past, present, future jewelry?
The concept of a journey pendant is similar to past, present and future jewelry, but there are some differences. PPF consists of just three stones-one for each phase of life. The journey, however, is long and winding. So this type of jewelry consists of at least four stones, but typically many more than that. Also, PPF may or may not use graduated stones. The whole concept of this pendant is the growth of love, so the stones are always graduated.
How to care for these special pieces
A diamond journey pendant is easy to clean. It can be soaked in warm soapy water and then scrubbed with a soft toothbrush to remove the debris. If the chain is gold, it can be cleaned in the same manner. Just take care to avoid tangling the chain.
If the chain is made of sterling silver, use silver cleaner to remove the tarnished spots. The best way to store a journey pendant is hanging on a hook. This is the best way to keep it and all other necklaces from getting tangled in the jewelry box.
The creation of this commemorative piece of jewelry makes it easy for a guy to go shopping for a birthday, engagement or anniversary gift. All they have to do is add the words and the jewelry does the rest. It tells her that she is special and loved.
A journey diamond pendant also makes a great family heirloom. Passed down from generation to generation, the story of a beautiful journey of life and love follows the piece and new stories are added to it as its meaning grows. Diamonds and love last forever.