I don't see any defense rating on the SSO Pendant of Resolve. :^p
It's a good compromise piece, as a friend of mine put it. It has avoidance, stam and threat on it. In situations where you want avoidance without giving up all your threat stats, it's a good choice. The SSO neck might have avoidance PROC if you're aldor, but I'd much rather have the static defense rating.