Britt’s Pick: Floating Diamond Necklace by Sophie Ratner

I want something new. Low maintenance. Something that makes me feel good and shiny and current, something that excites me. Something that feels like an instant lucky charm, a symbol of the times, something I never have to take off.

I found that something in Sophie Ratner’s tiny floating diamond necklace, this one with the irresistible gold chain.

This is exactly the versatile kind of jewel I need to take me from the office (mine is located in our kitchen) to dinner (um, also pretty much enjoyed in the kitchen). If I should be so bold as to venture to the living room, to take in a movie or something, this would do well to accessorize my ensemble there, too—perhaps I’ll opt for my nicer sweatpants, or even—and this is practically unheard of—jeans.

But really, this pendant, with its small, three-prong floating setting holding its sparkling diamond dangler, strung from an of-the-moment link chain, is a reminder that a little extra-special something can have the power to turn things around—mentally, at least. A favorite jewel can dress up even the pajamas you’ve worn for four days straight, and, in better times, it can serve as a helpful reminder of endurance, perseverance, and hope.

It would be a lovely gift to send someone with an April birthday, since it features the month’s birthstone. I do not have a birthday in April, but my daughter does, and I say that counts. My work-around? It’s a gift for her that I’ll keep safe until she’s old enough to wear it—by sporting it myself.

The diamond pendant comes on a subtle—yet effective—gold cable chain, which measures 16 inches in length but can be worn at 15 inches as well. It’s currently available for pre-order on

Top: Floating diamond pendant in 14k yellow gold with diamond, $450

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