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Cow: NECKLACE STYLES & DEFINITIONS
BIB: A necklace silhouette that gives the impression of a bib, by draping fringe effects of stones or beads.

BOLO: A braided leather loop worn about the neck and adorned with a slide, (an ornament of silver, stone or other material fastened so that it slides up under the chin), leaving the two leather ends hanging. This can be adapted to fit the description if the necklace is a chain with a slide that moves and the two ends of the chain are dangling down .

BOOKCHAIN: A metal chain with rectangular
links of folded metal, each of which looks like a little book.

CHAIN: Self explanatory.

CHOKER: A type of necklace that fits tightly around the neck. Chokers are from 14" to 16" in length.

COLLAR: A type of tight fitting necklace like a choker.

COLLARETTE:  A short necklace with flowing or draped
ornaments in front, in addition to the jewels of the necklace itself.


DOG COLLAR: A wide "choker" style necklace worn tight around the neck above the collarbone just like a dog's collar.

EN ESCLAVAGE: A necklace of identical or graduated plaques joined by swagged chains,usually three or more. An en esclavage necklace consists of strands, often
pearl. The top strands are shorter than the longer bottom strands.
This creates a gap or separation in the middle that shows off the
skin. The en esclavage is worn exclusively by women.


FESTOON: A garland of chain or chains decorated with ornamental drops or pendants which lay on a curve.


FRINGE: An ornamental border that hangs or dangles from a necklace.

LARIAT: Necklace with open decorated ends that are looped or knotted instead of clasped. Can also have a center ornament to hold the necklace together. Long beaded necklace with a tassel at each end and you can fold it over at the neck.


LAVALIERE: A lavalier consists of smaller stones making up the
necklace and a single larger stone that hangs from the front.

LOCKET: A locket is a pendant that opens to reveal a place for a picture or etc.

MATINEE LENGTH: 22 inches.

NEGLIGEE: A type of pendant or necklace with two drops suspended unevenly. A pair of pendant drops suspended from unequal lengths of fine chain, usually joined to a small gem-set plaque.

OPERA LENGTH: 30 inches.

PAMPILLE: Articulated row of graduated gemstones or pastes terminating in a tapered pointed drop; grouping of pampilles also called aiguillettes.

PENDANT: An ornament or charm that hangs from a cord or chain worn around the neck.

PRINCESS LENGTH: 18 inches.

RIVIERE: A short necklace of graduated gemstones, usually diamonds, in linked collet settings.Riviere - a choker type necklace made of a continuous
line of gemstones. The stones are either of strictly graduated sizes
with a large center stone or are all of equal size.


ROPE LENGTH: 60 inches.

SAUTOIR: A long necklace or neckchain, strand of pearls or beads, often terminating in a tassel or pendant.

SLIDE:

STOMACHER: Large, usually triangular, bodice ornament.

TORSADE: The multistrands of the necklace are meeting together at both ends. You can twist the strands to create texture and volume or wear the strands loose.

Y-NECKLACE: This style gets its name from its shape which features its own delicate dangle forming a Y-shape around the neck. Usually 16 to 18 inches in length.

Some definitions courtesy of Christie Romero
Center4jewelrystudies.org
Date(s): May 1, 2006. Album by Jewelry Ring. 1 - 67 of 67 Total. 13730 Visits.
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Maria de 'Medici 1551
By Agnolo Bronzino
Galleria degli Uffizi
To see more Renaissance & Medieval necklace styles please visit Dotty Stringfield's site.
 Renaissance & Medieval Gallery


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BIB: Gorgeous Bib.

Compliments of Elaine Kula


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BIB: Bib style necklace

Courtesy of Pam Brooks


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BIB (Mini) STYLE:

Compliments of Alison Gadberry


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BIB:

Compliments of Luda Tovey


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BIB: Haskell bib of gilt metal plaques and glass beads in the Byzantine style.  Signed on a flatback hangtag. Identifed as being created by Millie Petronzio, early 1980s.

Courtesy of the Cathy Gordon Collection..


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BIB: Bib Art Deco Glass Bead

Compliments of Jan Cox


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BOLO STYLE OR LARIAT:

Compliments of Rene Colon


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BOOKCHAIN: Early American Victorian Tricolor Repousse Fan Book Chain. This style dates from the Victorian Era, when these chains held lockets.

Compliments of Carolyn & Ed Sunday


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Back view.

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CHAIN (MESH): Mesh chain with an off-center floral cluster.

Compliments of Luda Tovey


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CHOKER: Pearl and Cameo Choker.

Courtesy of Elaine Kula.


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CHOKER: Choker with Bow

Compliments of Alison Gadberry


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CHOKER: Bead Choker

Courtesy of Rebecca Fransway


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CHOKER & PENDANT: Coro Gold Choker With Pendant

Courtesy of the Cynthia Fore Miller Collection.


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COLLAR/FRINGE combo: Superb necklace

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection.


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COLLAR: Jakob Bengel collar

Courtesy of Luda Tovey


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Collar (Metal Mesh)

Compliments of Barbara Diddle


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COLLAR (Egyptian): Haskell Egyptian Collar
1972

Amazing collar of glass beads resembling lapis, carnelian and turquoise, with gilt metal King Tut plaques and long tubular beads.  From the 1st Egyptian line made by Haskell in 1972.  From the Haskell archives.

Courtesy of the Cathy Gordon Collection.


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COLLAR: Collar of two rows of gilt metal chain interwoven with clear, pale yellow and green art glass beads, gilt metal filigree beads and pearlized art glass beads made to resemble baroque pearls.  The chain style and the elaborate box clasp are typical of 1930s Haskell.  In addition, the end caps on the beads match two Haskell dress clips I own.  I believe this is an unsigned Haskell.

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection.


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COLLARETTE: c. 1950s, of baroque pearls woven together and tipped with faceted, oval pale yellow crystal stones and pate de verre flowers and beads.  See Cera pg. 131.  Signed Haskell.

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection.


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DOG COLLAR: Ciner dog collar choker

Courtesy of Alison Gadberry


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EN ESCLAVAGE:
Unsigned - giant flowers joined by swagging chains.  A brass bead is enclosed in the flower so it jingles when you move.

Courtesy of Luda Tovey


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FESTOON STYLE: Necklace by Kramer.

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow.


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FESTOON: Gorgeous Renaissance Revival festoon necklace designed with their exclusive technique called cloisonette.

Courtesy of Jan Gaughan


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FESTOON: Czech Festoon

Compliments of Luda Tovey


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FESTOON: Mourning Necklace

Courtesy of Jan Cox


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FESTOON: Late 1800s-early 1900s festoon, possible bridge between Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts.  American turquoise and Mississippi pearls, gold gryphons and chains.

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection.


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FRINGE: Fringe style necklace

Courtesy of Elaine Kula


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FRINGE: Beautiful Fringe Necklace

Compliments of Pam Brooks


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FRINGE: St Labre Gold Mesh Topaz & Amber Fringe Necklace

Compliments of the Cynthia Fore Miller Collection.


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FRINGE:
Matisse Copper Enamel necklace

Courtesy of Luda Tovey


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LARIAT: Gorgeous pink lariat

Courtesy of Pam Brooks


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LARIAT: Pink Flapper Lariat

Courtesy of Georjean West


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LARIAT: Faux Pearl Lariat

Courtesy of the Cynthia Fore Miller Collection.


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LARIAT: Red Flapper Lariat

Compliments of Georjean West


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LARIAT: c. 1930s, of pink glass beads imitating quartz and clip ends of pressed glass hot pink leaves, pale pink glass beads with a central glass "raspberry" bead.   Unsigned Haskell.

Courtesy of the Cathy Gordon Collection.


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LARIAT (CHAIN): 1920's Lariat necklace. They are also called lingerie necklaces.

Compliments of Jan Gaughan


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LAVALIER: Lavalier style necklace

Compliments of Elaine Kula


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LAVALIERE: Art Deco Sterling

Compliments of Luda Tovey


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LAVALIERE: Glass grapes

Compliments of Rea Maurice


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LOCKET: Victorian crystal locket.

Compliments of Dianne D2.


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Locket opened.

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LOCKET: Blue enamel art deco locket

Compliments of Nancy Brace


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LOCKET (Perfume): Solid Perfume Max Factor Locket
made by Florenza  1960's

Courtesy of Jan Cox


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LOCKET: Fabulous Florenza "Wedgwood _Mocha" Cameo Locket Necklace

Courtesy of Jan Gaughan


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Locket opened

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OPERA LENGTH PEARLS:

Courtesy of Pam Brooks


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PENDANT: Lovely pendant necklace.

Compliments of Elaine Kula


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PENDANT: Floral

Courtesy of Barbara Diddle


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PENDANT: Art glass topaz pendant necklace

Courtesy of Nancy Brace


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PENDANT: Arts and Crafts pendant with a large sliced opal backed with stone and a dangling pearl.  9 ct setting and 18 ct trim.  Newer 14K chain.

Courtesy of the Cathy Gordon Collection.


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PENDANT: Edwardian Pendant

Compliments of Rebecca Fransway


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RIVIERE: Gorgeous purple stones

Courtesy of Elaine Kula


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ROPE:

Compliments of Pam Brooks


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ROPE: c 1950-1955, of cobalt blue glass beads, art glass simulated turquoise, baroque pearls and smaller blue glass and turquoise-colored beads with elaborate gilt metal spacers.  This piece and the next three are all 48" long. During Joseph haskell's ownership, these pieces were pushed out, using up materials in inventory.  Unsigned Haskell.

Courtesy of the Cathy Gordon Collection.


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SAUTOIR: Flapper style necklace

Compliments of Elaine Kula


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SAUTOIR:

Compliments of Pam Brooks


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SLIDE: Georgian (c. 1820s) slide watch chain with swivel hand.

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection.


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SLIDE:

Courtesy of Barbara Diddle


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Back of Slide

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STOMACHER: 1760 Portuguese black spot paste stomacher, unfortunately lacking a long 18th century silver chain to hang it from!

Compliments of Jeri Steenwerth


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Back view

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TORSADE:

Compliments of Luda Tovey


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TORSADE:

Compliments of Jan Gaughan


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Y-STYLE: Art Deco Czech Red Glass Y Necklace

Courtesy of the Cynthia Fore Miller Collection.


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Y-NECKLACE: Tasseled Y Necklace

Courtesy of Jan Cox