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Bird necklace with diamonds and sapphire
Located in Eboli, SA
18kt white gold bird necklace, with 0.35 ct of diamonds and 0.12 ct natural pink sapphire. This
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2010s Italian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

14ct Yellow Gold Tsavorite & Diamond Bird Necklace
By Harlin Jones
Located in Brooklyn, NY
0.025ct - Total Gold Weight Approx 3.5gms 14ct Yellow Gold - Tsavorite And Diamond Bird Necklace Birds
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Tsavorite, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

  • 14ct Yellow Gold Tsavorite & Diamond Bird Necklace
  • 14ct Yellow Gold Tsavorite & Diamond Bird Necklace
  • 14ct Yellow Gold Tsavorite & Diamond Bird Necklace
  • 14ct Yellow Gold Tsavorite & Diamond Bird Necklace
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W 0.55 in. D 0.14 in. L 0.52 in.
Small Swallow in Flight 14k gold Necklace. Gold Bird Necklace.
Located in Istanbul, TR
Small Swallow in Flight 14k gold Necklace. Gold Bird Necklace. Dainty Chain 14k Gold Swallow
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2010s Turkish Modern Chain Necklaces

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Freshwater Pearl, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Philippe Ferrandis Limited Series Bird Necklace
By Philippe Ferrandis
Located in Virginia Beach, VA
Another fabulous statement piece by Philippe Ferrandis. Rock crystal, agate, Swarovski crystal , freshwater pearls. A timeless elegant staple in your collection. Extension chain is 4"
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2010s French Artist Drop Necklaces

  • Philippe Ferrandis Limited Series Bird Necklace
  • Philippe Ferrandis Limited Series Bird Necklace
  • Philippe Ferrandis Limited Series Bird Necklace
  • Philippe Ferrandis Limited Series Bird Necklace
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H 15 in. W 4 in. L 16 in.
Tommy Singer Water or Peyote Bird Necklace
By Tommy Singer
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1960s, Sterling, by Tommy Singer, Navajo, American. Suggestive of a squash blossom necklace
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Vintage 1960s American Native American Beaded Necklaces

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Coral, Turquoise, Sterling Silver

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Gold Toned Bird Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned necklace featuring bird links. Adjustable hook clasp closure
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20th Century French Link Necklaces

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Gilt Metal

Asian 14 Karat Gold Malachite Opal Pendant Bird Necklace 14 Karat
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning Malachite, opal 14K Gold Pendant. Depicts an asian bird scence. Framed in 14K Gold
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Vintage 1960s Pendant Necklaces

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Malachite, Opal, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Yves Saint Laurent Birds Necklace Multi-chain Oversized Georges Braque Vintage
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
). Made from textured gold metal, this oversized double chain necklace features four birds, each ranging
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Vintage 1980s French Contemporary Multi-Strand Necklaces

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Base Metal

M. Gérard Fancy Yellow and White Diamond Yellow Gold Bird Necklace Suite
Located in New York, NY
A remarkable and chatoyant suite by M. Gérard comprising a necklace, ring and ear clips designed as
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Vintage 1970s French More Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Blue Lapis & Shell Organic Bird Necklace Natural Lapis Beads & Hand Carved Shell
By Five Star Jewelry
Located in Austin, TX
This southwest blue lapis and white shell necklace has beautiful blue and white colors! This will
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21st Century and Contemporary American Arts and Crafts Beaded Necklaces

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Lapis Lazuli, Sterling Silver

Wooden Bird Necklace with 18k Yellow Gold, Diamonds and Certified Natural Pearls
By Mattar Jewelers
Located in Manama, BH
A wooden bird topped with 18k yellow gold studded geometric shapes. The baroque Pinctada Radiata
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2010s Bahraini More Necklaces

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, Yellow Gold

Sylva et Cie 18k Gold, Boulder Opal, & Diamond Sparrow Bird Necklace Pendant
By Sylva & Cie
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Sylva opal, diamond, and gold figural bird pendant for a necklace. With a fine hand carved
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold

Diving Swallow Bird Necklace 3.5 Carat Diamond Natural Pearl Sapphire Garnet 18K
By Tom Castor
Located in Lambertville , NJ
elegant Swallow Birds. Attached on the double chain Swag style Necklace, the birds frame the Décolletage
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2010s American Artisan Drop Necklaces

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Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Multi-gemstone, Garnet, Diamond, Natural Pear...

Ico & the Bird Rainbow Moonstone Diamond Bird 22 Karat Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A hand carved Rainbow Moonstone bird hangs from a station necklace with matching gemstones. A
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2010s British Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Moonstone, 22k Gold, Gold

Ico & the Bird Chrysoprase, Opal, Quartz, Carnelian Bird 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand Carved Necklace featuring gemstone birds in a rainbow of colors. Lemon Quartz, Amethyst
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2010s American Contemporary Drop Necklaces

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Amethyst, Labradorite, Multi-gemstone, Opal, Quartz, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Aquamarine 22 Karat Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dreamy Aquamarine Beaded Necklace with 22k gold clasp. AAA Aquamarine beads measuring 6mm to 9mm
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2010s American Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Aquamarine, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Emerald Pebbles 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A charming, delicate necklace featuring Emerald pebbles and matching 22k gold sequin charms
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2010s American Artisan More Necklaces

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Tourmaline, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Ruby Leaves 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous necklace features hand-carved ruby leaves hanging from a 22k gold chain. Featuring
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2010s American Artisan More Necklaces

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Ruby, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry 'Fan' Sequin 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A delicate lotus shaped sequin 16.5" necklace. The sequins feature two-tones of gold for visual
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2010s Artisan Chain Necklaces

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22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Double Heart 22 Karat Gold Sequin Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fifty-four heart sequins decorate this special 22k gold necklace. Measuring 16.5" in length with a
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2010s American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Tanzanite Moonstone 22-Karat Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tanzanite Bead Necklace with Rainbow moonstone clasp in 22k gold. Tanzanite was found in 1967 in
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2010s American Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Moonstone, Tanzanite, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Sequin Heart 22 Karat Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An elegant 22k gold sequin heart necklace featuring a continuous strand of 5mm heart sequins
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2010s American Artisan Chain Necklaces

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22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Lapis Lazuli & Aquamarine 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry one-of-a-kind, dark lapis lazuli beaded necklace is perfect for
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2010s American Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Aquamarine, Lapis Lazuli, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Pink Tourmaline Lotus 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A charming, delicate necklace featuring hand-carved lotus buds and matching 22k gold lotus sequin
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2010s American Artisan More Necklaces

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Tourmaline, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Flower Sequin 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 22k gold floral sequin necklace features fifty-one 6-petal flowers with a hook closure. Each
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2010s American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Rainbow Moonstone 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stunning Rainbow Moonstone 18" necklace features a faceted oval gemstone set in 22k gold. The
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2010s American Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Moonstone, Rainbow Moonstone, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry 375 Carat Aquamarine 22-Karat Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dreamy 375 carats of Milky Aquamarine beaded necklace with a 22k faceted Aquamarine clasp with
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2010s American Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Aquamarine, Gold, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Aquamarine 22k Gold Station Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Aquamarine Station necklace featuring eight oval aquamarines set in 22k gold on a handmade chain
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2010s American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Aquamarine, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Moonstone Lotus 22 Karat Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lotus necklace in Rainbow Moonstone. Hand carved cabochon gemstones in a lotus mosaic. Ancient
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2010s American Artisan More Necklaces

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Moonstone, Rainbow Moonstone, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Chrysoprase and Peridot 22 Karat Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A gorgeous, bright green necklace made from natural chrysoprase. Perfect to pair with other
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2010s American Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Chrysophrase, Peridot, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry 240cts Rose Quartz Carved 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bird's 'Ocean Collection,' the necklace is composed of jump rings connecting the discs and completed with
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2010s American Artisan Link Necklaces

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Quartz, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry 255 Carat Chalcedony Large 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ico & the Bird's 'Ocean Collection,' the necklace is composed of jump rings connecting the discs and
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2010s American Artisan Link Necklaces

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Chalcedony, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Chrysoprase Bead and Peridot 22 Karat Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A gorgeous, bright green necklace made from natural chrysoprase. Perfect to pair with other
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2010s American Artisan Beaded Necklaces

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Peridot, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry 10 Carat Lemon Quartz 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Featuring a 10 carat Lemon Quartz double sided faceted Necklace set in 22k gold and featured on a
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2010s American Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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Quartz, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Pink Tourmaline Carved Leaf 22 Karat Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
perfect to wear with other necklaces or on its own. Leaves were carved from various colors of pink
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2010s American Artisan More Necklaces

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Tourmaline, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry 440cts Rose Quartz Carved Disc 22k Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bird's 'Ocean Collection,' the necklace is composed of jump rings connecting the discs and completed with
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2010s American Artisan Link Necklaces

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Quartz, 22k Gold

Bird Diamond Necklace
Located in Geneva, CH
Necklace with birds in 18kt white gold set with 1455 diamonds 12.63 cts and 30 green garnets 0.27
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Garnet, 18k Gold, White Gold

Bird Pendant Necklace
Located in Geneva, CH
Bird pendant in 18kt yellow gold set with diamonds and enamel
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Bird Pendant Necklace
Located in Geneva, CH
Bird pendant in 18kt pink gold set with 99 pink sapphires 1.52 cts and one black diamond 0.01 cts         
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Black Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Aquamarine Diamond 'Jali’ 22 Karat Gold Necklace
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
More than 200 carats of Super saturated Natural Aquamarine, set in 22k gold. This necklace took
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2010s American Contemporary Multi-Strand Necklaces

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Aquamarine, Diamond, 22k Gold

Bird Flying on the Nest Earrings
Located in Eboli, SA
18kt white gold bird necklace, with 0.52 ct of diamonds. This masterpiece features a bird ready to
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2010s Italian Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Ico & the Bird Baroque Pearl, Ruby, Diamonds 'Caged Bird' 18k Gold Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Perched inside this 18k diamond studded cage is a delicate bird; its body made from a 12mm x 9mm
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2010s Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold

Ico & the Bird Baroque Pearl, Ruby, Diamonds 'Caged Bird' 18k Gold Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Perched inside this 18k diamond studded cage is a delicate bird; its body made from a 12mm x 9mm
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2010s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold

Syna Love Birds Cameo Yellow Gold Necklace with Black Diamonds
By Syna Jewels
Located in Fort Lee, NJ
Created in 18 karat yellow gold Black & white love birds cameo Black diamonds 0.40 carat approx
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2010s Unknown Contemporary Necklace Enhancers

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Black Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Syna Love Birds Cameo Yellow Gold Necklace with Champagne Diamonds
By Syna Jewels
Located in Fort Lee, NJ
Created in 18 karat yellow gold Sage green & white love birds cameo Champagne diamonds 0.40 carat
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2010s Unknown Contemporary Necklace Enhancers

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Diamond, Brown Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chanel Bronze Bird’s Nest Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Bronze Bird’s Nest Necklace is in excellent condition. Uniquely finished
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20th Century European Chain Necklaces

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Peridot 22 Karat Gold Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
other necklaces. Peridot is the gemstone of compassion and strength. It was once believed that the
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2010s Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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Peridot, 22k Gold, Gold

Ico & the Bird Rainbow Moonstone 22 Karat Gold Pentagon Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rainbow Moonstone pentagon Pendant set in 22k gold. Rainbow Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration , success and good fortune in love and business matters. Moonstone i...
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2010s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Moonstone, 22k Gold

  • Ico & the Bird Rainbow Moonstone 22 Karat Gold Pentagon Pendant
  • Ico & the Bird Rainbow Moonstone 22 Karat Gold Pentagon Pendant
  • Ico & the Bird Rainbow Moonstone 22 Karat Gold Pentagon Pendant
  • Ico & the Bird Rainbow Moonstone 22 Karat Gold Pentagon Pendant
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W 0.32 in. D 0.12 in. L 0.56 in.
Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Rainbow Moonstone 22-Karat Gold Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
necklace or wear on its own. Moonstone is the sacred stone of India. According to other legends
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2010s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Moonstone, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird & Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Elephant 22k Gold Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In collaboration with The Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Jewellery Project, Ico & the Bird has created
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2010s Burmese Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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18k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Pink Tourmaline 22k Gold Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 1.56 carat bright Pink tourmaline pendant set in 22k gold. Simple and beautiful. Wearing Pink Tourmaline throughout the day helps release stress, worries, depression and anxiety....
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2010s American Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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Tourmaline, 22k Gold

  • Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Pink Tourmaline 22k Gold Pendant
  • Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Pink Tourmaline 22k Gold Pendant
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W 0.4 in. D 0.19 in. L 0.6 in.
Italian Blown Glass Bird Bubble Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Italian hand blown necklace of Venetian glass beads with 3 "parrots under glass&quot
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Vintage 1950s Italian Beaded Necklaces

Ico & the Bird & Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Garuda Zodiac 18k Gold Medallion
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In collaboration with The Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Jewellery Project, Ico & the Bird has created
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2010s Burmese Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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18k Gold

Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Pink Tourmaline 22k Gold Oval Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
worn alone or layered with other necklaces. Discovered in the late 1600’s by Dutch traders off the
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2010s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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22k Gold

  • Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Pink Tourmaline 22k Gold Oval Pendant
  • Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Pink Tourmaline 22k Gold Oval Pendant
  • Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry Pink Tourmaline 22k Gold Oval Pendant
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W 0.32 in. D 0.19 in. L 0.6 in.
Ico & the Bird & Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Diamond Peacock 18k Gold Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In partnership with The Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Jewellery Project, Ico & the Bird has created a
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2010s Burmese Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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Turquoise, Diamond, 18k Gold

Ico & the Bird & Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Elephant Zodiac 18k Gold Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In collaboration with The Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Jewellery Project, Ico & the Bird has created
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2010s Burmese Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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18k Gold

Ico & the Bird & Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Dragon Zodiac 18k Gold Medallion
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In collaboration with The Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Jewellery Project, Ico & the Bird has created
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2010s Burmese Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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18k Gold

Ico & the Bird & Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Chrysoprase Lion 22k Gold Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In collaboration with The Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Jewellery Project, Ico & the Bird has created
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2010s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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22k Gold

Ico & the Bird Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Chrysoprase Elephant 22k Gold Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In collaboration with The Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Jewellery Project, Ico & the Bird has created
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2010s American Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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Chrysophrase, 22k Gold

Ico & the Bird & Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Rat Zodiac 18 Karat Gold Pendant
By Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In collaboration with The Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Jewellery Project, Ico & the Bird has created
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2010s Burmese Artisan Pendant Necklaces

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18k Gold

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Bird Necklace For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the bird necklace you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and 22k Gold — can elevate any look. You can easily find a 83 antique edition and 107 modern creations to choose from as well. Finding the perfect bird necklace may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 19th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. There have been many well-made iterations of the classic bird necklace over the years, but those made by Ico & the Bird Fine Jewelry, Amy Y and Elisa Pozza by PETRONILLA are often thought to be among the most beautiful. While most can agree that any bird necklace from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 53 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. See these pages for a round cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also mixed cut cut and brilliant cut cut versions available here, too. Finding a bird necklace for sale for women should be easy, but there are 42 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Bird Necklace?

The price for a bird necklace starts at $100 and tops out at $150,000 with these necklaces, on average, selling for $1,446.

Finding the Right Necklaces for You

We are fortunate to know much of the world’s long and dazzling history of necklaces, as this type of jewelry was so treasured that it was frequently buried with its owners.

Lapis lazuli beads adorned necklaces unearthed from the royal graves at the ancient Iraqi civilization of Sumer, while the excavation of King Tut’s burial chamber revealed a sense of style that led to a frenzy of Art Deco designs, with artisans of the 1920s seeking to emulate the elegant work crafted by Ancient Egypt’s goldsmiths and jewelry makers. 

In ancient times, pendant necklaces worn by royalty and nobles conferred wealth and prestige. Today, wearing jewelry is about personal expression: Luxury diamond necklaces exude confidence and can symbolize the celebratory nature of a deep romantic relationship, while paper-clip chain-link necklaces designed by the likes of goldsmith Faye Kim are firmly planted in the past as well as the present. Kim works exclusively with eco-friendly gold, and these fashionable, fun accessories owe to the design of 19th-century watch fobs. 

For some, necklaces are thought of as being a solely feminine piece, but this widely loved accessory has been gender-neutral for eons. In fact, just as women rarely took to wearing a single necklace during the Renaissance, men of the era layered chains and valuable pendants atop their bejeweled clothing. In modern times, the free-spirited hippie and counterculture movements of the 1960s saw costume-jewelry designers celebrating self-expression through colorful multistrand necklaces and no shortage of beads, which were worn by anyone and everyone. 

Even after all of these years, the necklace remains an irrefutable staple of any complete outfit. Although new trends in jewelry are constantly emerging, the glamour and beauty of the past continue to inform modern styles and designs. In a way, the cyclical history of the necklace differs little from its familiar looped form: The celebrated French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels found much inspiration in King Tut, and, now, their Alhambra collection is a go-to for modern royals. Vintage necklaces designed by David Webb — whose work landed him on the cover of Vogue in 1950, two years after opening his Manhattan shop — were likely inspired by the ornamental styles of ancient Greece, Mesopotamia and Egypt

On 1stDibs, browse top designers like Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Bvlgari, or shop by your favorite style, from eye-catching choker necklaces to understated links to pearl necklaces and more.