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Antique Magnifying Glass Necklace

Chanel Gold & Red Gripoix Magnifying Glass Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Chanel Gold & Red Gripoix Magnifying Glass Necklace, and let your style speak volumes. Because true
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Vintage 1980s French Pendant Necklaces

Antique 9k gold and Opal magnifying glass pendant, Victorian
Located in NEWARK, GB
A magical antique 9ct gold opal set magnifying glass pendant. It is a larger piece much larger
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Opal, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian 15K Yellow Gold Floral Engraved Etruscan Revival Oval Locket
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
compartment, with a gold bezel surround. The glass within the locket is magnifying glass, magnifying the
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Antique 1870s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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15k Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Lorgnette Folding Eyeglasses with Gold, Diamond and Seed Pearls Lariat
Located in Tustin, CA
Gorgeous Art Deco 14 karat yellow gold lorgnette folding spectacles or antique reading glasses with
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chain Necklaces

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White Diamond, Natural Pearl

Victorian Female Bust Wood with Diamond Eyes Magnifier
Located in Miami Beach, FL
diamond and diamond eyes on a 12.5" ebony stem with a 3.5" dia brass-plated magnifying glass. No maker's
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian More Desk Accessories

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Brass

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Belle Époque Diamond Tiara
Located in London, GB
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Scarce Coco Chanel 1994 Fall/Winter Monumental Cream Pearl Necklace "Sautoir"
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Scarce vintage Coco Chanel 1994 fall/winter cream pearl necklace - this important classic/contemporary Chanel necklace is comprised out of large cream colored faux glass pearls. In a...
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Antique Victorian 18k Gold Diamond and Blue Enamel Locket Pendant
Located in NEWARK, GB
A splendid, fine antique Victorian locket pendant. Made from rich bloomed 18kt gold with a brushed finish this locket exudes luxury from top to bottom. The front is decorated with ...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Victorian Moonstone Diamond Silver Gold Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Lovely Victorian Moonstone Diamond Pendant handcrafted ca 1880 out of silver topped gold is set with an oval cabochon moonstone and antique cushion cut diamond. The moonstone weighs ...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Moonstone, Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian 15K Yellow Gold Engraved Whist Locket Pendant
Located in Staines-Upon-Thames, GB
A Victorian yellow gold locket, in 15 yellow gold. This endearing locket is circular and opens on a hinge. Originally, this piece would have held 4 counters or markers (which have ...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Rolled Gold Oval Locket Necklace
Located in London, GB
Antique Victorian pendant featuring large oval locket set in yellow rolled gold. The interior of the locket has a hinged glass window, with a beautiful ornate design. The pendant han...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Pendant Necklaces

Art Deco Lorgnette with Chain
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Art Deco Lorgnette With 26" Chain. These lorgnette glasses are incised with scrolls and such along the entire body inside and out. Stamped 14K, they currently have 2x magnification, ...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Link Necklaces

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14k Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian 18K Gold five Emerald ring
Located in Boston, Lincolnshire
A lovely antique Victorian 18 Karat Gold and five Emerald ring. The stones in beautiful setting. Perfect as everyday ring or gift for someone special. English origin. Size M 1/2 UK...
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Antique 19th Century European Late Victorian Fashion Rings

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Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Electro Plated Nickel Silver Chatelaine with Accessories
Located in London, GB
Fabulous antique Victorian electro plated nickel silver chatelaine, with a magnifying glass that closes into a holder, and a floral decorated pin cushion which is missing its fabric ...
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LB offers Victorian English Gold filled Amethyst pendant necklace Glass Brass
By Lorraines' Bijoux
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Lorraine’s Bijoux offers a highly unusual 19th century English, goldfilled and Amethyst brooch pendant necklace. This is a wonderful example of Mid Victorian jewelry being repurposed...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Late Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Agate, Amethyst, Gold-filled, Brass

LB offers Victorian Style Czech glass Cameo Sterling Onyx pendant necklace
By Lorraines' Bijoux
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Lorraine’s Bijoux has on offer a Vintage Czech glass and Sterling Silver Cameo pendant necklace. This one of a kind, handmade necklace is unusual and very feminine. The sterling silv...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Late Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Onyx, Rock Crystal, Pyrite

Larter & Sons 1900 Art Nouveau Enameled Pansy Flower Brooch In 14Kt Gold Pearl
By Larter & Sons
Located in Miami, FL
Enameled flower brooch designed by Larter & Son. An exceptional flower brooch, created in Newark New Jersey by the jewelry company of Larter & Sons., back in the 1900. This versatil...
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Pendant Necklaces

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Pearl, Natural Pearl, Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel, 14k Gold

14k White Gold Ethiopian Opal Men's Ring with Diamonds
By Avanti
Located in Carrollton, TX
This stunning Ethiopian opal men's ring is a must have for any collection. The round opal glows with green, blue and yellow hues. The diamonds are inlayed on the sides to give a nice...
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2010s American Contemporary Dome Rings

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Diamond, Opal, 14k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Vendome Blue & Green Floral Necklace & Earrings 1940s
Located in Wilmslow, GB
An impressive Vintage Vendome Necklace and matching earrings that screams flowers and hazy lazy summer days. Vendome is the signature for the premium jewellery line launched in 1944 ...
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Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Reticulated 14K White Gold Lorgnette Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Large Art Deco period lorgnette with a long, elegant reticulated 14K white gold handle accented by two diamonds and three sapphires set in a stylized geometrical and scrolled design ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold, White Gold

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Unusual Antique Victorian 18 Karat Gold Enamel Magnifying Glass Pendant Necklace
Located in Houston, TX
Unusual Antique Victorian 18k gold enamel magnifying glass pendant necklace, gold-filled, pearl and
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Antique 17th Century British Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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18k Gold

Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass With Cupids
Located in New York, NY
Sterling silver magnifying glass with two figural cupids. Solid heavy gauge. Can be carried in
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Vintage 1940s American Pendant Necklaces

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Sterling Silver

Butterfly Kaleidoscope Victorian Locket Blue Chalcedony Scorolite Necklace
By Karen Sugarman Designs
Located in Colleyville, TX
tiny work of art. The convex glass cover on the locket helps to magnify the details of this delicate
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21st Century and Contemporary American Victorian Beaded Necklaces

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Chalcedony, Cultured Pearl, Sterling Silver, Vermeil

Victorian Banded Agate, Pearl and Crystal “Looking Glass” Pendant
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
. The shape of the center stone gently magnifies anything viewed beneath it. The pendant is made of 15
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Agate, Pearl, Rock Crystal, 15k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Gold Quartz Snake Serpent Pendant
Located in Boston, Lincolnshire
seen on very close inspection or under magnifying glass).
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Vintage 1980s British Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Quartz, 9k Gold

Vintage Gold Quartz Snake Serpent Pendant
Vintage Gold Quartz Snake Serpent Pendant
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H 0.79 in W 0.63 in
Antique Victorian Magnifying Glass Pendant Lorgnette 14 Karat Gold Filigree
Located in New York, NY
A stunning antique Victorian - Edwardian Magnifying Glass Pendant in 14 Karat White Gold. A very
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Gold, 14k Gold

Antique Georgian Gold Quizzing Glass Pendant
Located in NEWARK, GB
I adore this stunning antique, Georgian era gold quizzing glass pendant and you are sure to love it
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Antique Early 19th Century British Georgian Pendant Necklaces

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Gold, 9k Gold, Bronze

Antique Georgian Gold Quizzing Glass Pendant
Antique Georgian Gold Quizzing Glass Pendant
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Antique Georgian 15k Gold Ouroboros Quizzing Glass Pendant, Snake
Located in NEWARK, GB
with the head at the top of the lense, the glass is clear and magnified for studying things up close
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Antique 19th Century British Georgian Pendant Necklaces

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15k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Finding the Right pendant-necklaces for You

Whether you’re layering multiple jewelry pieces or opting for a single strand, vintage pendant necklaces are versatile accessories that can elevate your casual wear as easily as they can add a creative flourish to your formal attire.

The earliest jewelry was less about accessorizing than it was about wearers arming themselves with amulets. In Ancient Egypt, some amulets featured a loop so that they could be strung around one’s neck. While rubies have long been one of the few gemstones that can give diamonds a run for their money, members of some ancient civilizations valued the stones from the get-go, donning ruby pendants as well as other stones with the belief that these adornments would bring protection, healing powers or strength. Today, we still wear our charm bracelets and charm pendants around our necks for good luck.

Later, pendant necklaces, like most fine jewelry, were worn strictly by royalty or the upper class and conferred wealth and prestige. This changed over time, thankfully, as wearing jewelry became more widespread, a democratized means of personal expression.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, pendant necklaces evolved from their status as spiritual amulets, but the jewels still carried deep personal significance. Victorian pendants, in particular, were part of the “mourning jewelry” tradition. Wearers would embed their pendants with locks of hair from a deceased loved one as a way of grieving in the wake of a loss. In the case of cameo jewelry, some pendants were even decorated with miniature hand-carved portraits in a detailed raised relief. Today, portraiture is still a characteristic of many of the hand-carved pendant necklaces offered by Italian jewelry house Scala Gioielli.

Luxury fine jewelry brands such as Cartier, BVLGARI and David Yurman offer their own unique interpretations of the cherished accessory, embellishing platinum or gold pendant necklaces with diamonds, sapphires and other stones.

On 1stDibs, find an extraordinary range of vintage pendant necklaces and other necklaces today.