Choosing the right necklace for your astronaut pendant can be a daunting task given the vast array of options available. Whether you’re selecting a necklace for yourself or as a gift, there are key considerations to keep in mind. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the factors to consider when choosing the ideal length and style of the chain for your astronaut pendant.
What Thickness Should Your Astronaut Pendant Necklace Have?
It’s evident that a large pendant, like an astronaut pendant, requires a strong and sturdy chain to support its weight and prevent breakage. The clasp must also be suitable to withstand the pressure applied to it. A wide and heavy chain can bear more weight and, consequently, should have a stronger clasp.
On the other hand, a smaller and lighter pendant pairs well with a delicate and lightweight chain. These smaller chains often feature a lightweight lobster clasp, which is ideal for supporting the pendant’s weight. Additionally, it’s crucial to ensure that the pendant is proportionate to the chain’s size. For example, placing a 2-millimeter snake chain on a 6-millimeter round astronaut pendant would result in an imbalanced look. Opting for a much finer chain, such as our 0.9-millimeter mini snake chain, would enhance the aesthetic appeal of the ensemble.
What Size Should the Hole for the Pendant Chain Be?
The best chains for astronaut pendants are those that can move freely through the clasp or hole where they are attached. It’s advisable to check this compatibility even before purchasing the chain to ensure a perfect fit. Trying it on or checking the dimensions beforehand will aid you in making the best choice.
What Length Should the Necklace Be?
The length of the necklace is purely a matter of personal preference. However, there are certain details to consider when choosing the appropriate length for your astronaut pendant necklace.
In general, larger pendants can be worn with very long or very short chains. The fundamental requirement is that the chain is strong enough to support the pendant’s weight.
On the other hand, shorter chains are more suitable for smaller and lighter pendants. The reason is simple: a small pendant will lose its charm on a longer chain. Moreover, these chains are more susceptible to getting caught on clothing or breaking due to a pull.
Choosing a necklace as a gift can be particularly challenging. As a recommendation, consider the age and physique of the person you’re gifting it to. While it’s not a strict rule, shorter chain lengths are commonly chosen for younger individuals.
As a general rule for pendant necklace lengths, the standard 16” to 18” measurement is commonly used for normal and small-sized pendants. For instance, our hammered trace extender pendant chain of 0.9 millimeters would give you the option to use it for both lengths.
For older or more mature individuals, it’s better to opt for slightly longer chain lengths, typically ranging from 18” to 20” or even 22”. In this case, our extender range is also the most suitable solution as it offers two length options in a single chain. Longer chain lengths, from 24” to 30”, usually feature larger pendants and are ideal for both younger and older individuals. Designs in the form of drops, tassels, and moving pendants are highly popular for longer chains. For this reason, diamond-cut chains are a very popular choice for longer chains due to their sparkling effect.
What Style of Chain Should You Choose for Your Astronaut Pendant?
The style is the next step to consider when choosing the best chain for your astronaut pendant. The matter of style might be the most complex of all, as one would have to consider personal preferences. However, there are some aspects to consider, especially when choosing a gift for someone else.
- Popular Chain Styles: Forzada, Belcher, Barbada, and Serpentine chains are our most popular chain styles. They are considered among the best chains for pendants because they complement a wide range of styles. Choosing any of these chains is a safe bet.
- Optimal Thickness: The thickness of our most popular chains typically ranges from 0.9 to 1.7 millimeters. Unless you’re buying a chain for a very large pendant, it’s best to choose one within this measurement range. We recommend selecting a chain between 0.9 to 1 millimeter for most lightweight pendants.
- Simplicity vs. Visibility: A simple chain like the snake or belcher chain is the best choice if you’re looking for a modern design for your pendant chain. More intricate or traditional pendant designs are more suited for a chain with a more visible link.
- Enhanced Quality: If you desire a higher quality chain, you can opt for a diamond-cut style or a hammered finish, which adds an extra shine to the chain.
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