From left: Sydney Evan’s 14k oxidized gold, green garnet and diamond necklace, $1,090, at Sydney Evan, 800.768.2999; Helen Ficalora’s 14k yellow gold elephant necklace, $545, at Helen Ficalora, 877.754.2676; Melissa Joy Manning’s 18k yellow gold, calcite, ruby and pink sapphire necklace, $3,290,; Sharon Khazzam’s 18k rose gold, multicolored tourmaline, spessartite garnet, fire opal and diamond necklace, price upon request, at Barneys New York, New York; Jacqueline Rabun’s 18k yellow gold and diamond cube necklace, $7,600, at Jacqueline Rabun, London,; Tiffany & Co.’s 18k white gold and peridot drop necklace, $1,000,; Ippolita’s 18k yellow gold, amethyst and diamond necklace, $1,800,; Ivanka Trump’s 18k white gold and diamond pagoda necklace, $3,600, at Ivanka Trump, New York,; Andrea Fohrman’s 18k pink gold, oxidized silver and diamond necklace, $2,180,; Bylu’s 14k yellow gold and pearl bird necklace, $410,; Jude Frances’s 18k yellow gold, rhodolite and diamond necklace, $1,620,

Skip the predictable pearls and engraved picture frames. By shopping for special pendants in myriad shapes and colors, a bride can give each attendant something just for her. A friend who loves to travel? Ivanka Trump’s white gold diamond-encrusted pagoda or Helen Ficalora’s tiny yellow gold elephant suggests a yen for worldly adventures. City girls, on the other hand, will fancy Bylu’s golden winged creation topped with an imprint of an old New York City map, while romantic types will go for Jude Frances’s vintage-looking oval crimson rhodolite. And for the bridesmaid who likes to sparkle plenty: Ippolita’s precious Brazilian amethyst encircled with diamonds.