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Necklaces and Pendants

Necklaces and pendants reveal a unique world of jewelry that has no limits in style or size. Pieces can be large and ornate, almost overwhelming to the wearer, and they can be small and delicate, seeming to barely rest against the neck.

From the beginning of time, cultures have adorned their necks with jewelry in a multitude of ways, and modern necklaces and pendant styles are no different. On the following pages, we explore the history and evolution of this type of jewelry:

Necklaces and Pendants | A Brief History of Features and Functions

Necklaces and Pendants | A Guide to Elements of Style and Settings

Famous Necklaces and Pendants | A Selection from History


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