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Mary McFadden Bronze and Silk Braided Rope Couture Sculptural Necklace Vintage
By Mary McFadden
Located in North Miami, FL
This vintage necklace by Mary McFadden has beautiful gold silk metallic braided rope that houses
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Rope Necklaces

Materials

Bronze

1980s Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Red White Black Link Rope Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is a colourful nautical design rope necklace created by YSL in 1980’s. The piece features red
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Late 20th Century French Modern Rope Necklaces

Materials

Enamel

18kt yellow gold with Silk Link Necklace
By Anna Maccieri Rossi
Located in Santarcangelo Di Romagna, IT
Silk Link Necklace in Sage Chain links are wrapped in silk cord 18k gold center ring opens to
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2010s Italian Contemporary Rope Necklaces

Materials

Yellow Gold

18kt yellow gold with Blue Color Silk Link Necklace
By Anna Maccieri Rossi
Located in Santarcangelo Di Romagna, IT
Silk Link Necklace in Navy Blue color Chain links are wrapped in silk cord 18k gold center ring
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2010s Italian Contemporary Rope Necklaces

Materials

Yellow Gold

Hermes Gold Tone Pendent on Silk Yarn Chord Necklace
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Step into the realm of luxury with the exquisite Hermes necklace, a masterpiece that epitomizes
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21st Century and Contemporary French Rope Necklaces

Judith Ripka Black Silk String Necklace with Antique White Gold Pendant
By Judith Ripka
Located in New York, NY
Judith Ripka Design showcasing an antique engraved pendant necklace with an embossed roman trojan
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Late 20th Century American Art Deco Rope Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Runway Silk Cord Necklace With Faceted Resin & Chain Tassel By Christian Lacroix
By Christian Lacroix
Located in McKinney, TX
style - 70" length - 6" tassel drop - Gold plated hardware - Twisted black silk cord - Orange and
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Vintage 1980s Modern Rope Necklaces

Silk Cord with 14k Gold Clasp
By Emre Osmanlar
Located in ISTANBUL, TR
3.50 gr 14K Yellow Gold Clasp Silk Cord Turquoise Pearl
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2010s Rope Necklaces

Materials

14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Silk Cord with 14k Gold Clasp
Silk Cord with 14k Gold Clasp
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L 27.56 in
Isabel Canovas Vintage Gilt Charm Necklace
By Isabel Canovas
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage ornate Isabel Canovas silk and chain rope charm necklace. The necklace is adorned by
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Vintage 1980s French Artisan Rope Necklaces

Sapphire and Diamond Tassel Lariat Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Sapphire & Diamond Tassel Lariat Necklace with diamond spacers set on silk Approximately 7.07
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2010s Unknown Rope Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Vintage Rochas Tassel Perfume Pendant Necklace
By Rochas
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Beautiful vintage Rochas tassel perfume pendant necklace. I love the combination of the fuchsia
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Late 20th Century Rope Necklaces

Boucheron 18k gold scarf necklace adorned with diamonds
By Boucheron
Located in London, GB
This striking 1980s Boucheron scarf necklace is made of woven 18k gold. The necklace is adorned
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Vintage 1980s French Contemporary Rope Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

18kt yellow gold with white Color Link Necklace
By Anna Maccieri Rossi
Located in Santarcangelo Di Romagna, IT
Silk Link Necklace in ivory White color Chain links are wrapped in silk cord 18k gold center ring
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2010s Italian Contemporary Rope Necklaces

Materials

Yellow Gold

Vintage HC Louis Feraud Jeweled Drama Mask Statement Necklace
By Louis Feraud Paris
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Scarce vintage Louis Feraud haute couture silk cord statement necklace with jeweled cream color
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Vintage 1980s French Artisan Rope Necklaces

CARTIER Trinity Tri-Color Pendant on Silk Cord 18kt White Yellow Rose Gold
By Cartier
Located in San Diego, CA
Yellow, White, Rose Gold Size / Measurements: Adjustable Silk Cord Necklace 24' Inches Hallmark: ©
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Early 2000s Rope Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Style Pendant Necklace with Chrysophase, Diamonds and Onyx.
By Loffredo
Located in Rome, IT
diamonds are set. The two parts are joined by a black silk ribbon. The necklace is in black silk cord and
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1990s Italian Art Deco Rope Necklaces

Materials

Chrysophrase, Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, White Gold

18k Yellow Gold Pink Round Opal beaded Statement Opera Necklace 37"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
size hand knotted with pink silk and set with 18k gold clasp. The necklace is opera length and can be
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2010s Unknown Contemporary Rope Necklaces

Materials

Opal, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18k Yellow Gold Pink Opal beaded Statement necklace 15.5 - 6.5mm 19"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
statement piece, but also versatile enough to wear with almost anything. The necklace is rare size and
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2010s Unknown Contemporary Rope Necklaces

Materials

Opal, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Jill Garber Baroque 19th Century Goddess Cameo Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Necklace
By Jill Garber
Located in Saginaw, MI
dressing in a vintage silk gown or tux to attend a gala at the MET, this bolo will make your fashion
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2010s American Baroque Rope Necklaces

Materials

Other, Sterling Silver

Black Oynx and Diamond Shell Pendant Necklace - 9kt Gold & Silk Rope
Located in London, GB
removed from the silk rope necklace and added to an existing chain or necklace by the wearer. The
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2010s British Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ciondolo Turchese con N° 79 Diamanti e Zaffiro Cabochon. Made in Italy. Oro 18Kt
By Loffredo
Located in Rome, IT
Pendant with Cabochon Cut Oval Turquoise with Diamonds and Cabochon Cut Sapphire, with Silk Cord
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20th Century Italian Art Deco Rope Necklaces

Materials

Onyx, Sapphire, Turquoise, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Onyx Flower Necklace Pendent 24 karat Gold Plated Silver Sterling Rope Necklace
By Rossella Ugolini
Located in Rome, IT
karats gold-plated hook with a Black silk Rope necklace 35 inches long. All stones have a meaning: Black
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2010s Italian Artisan Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Onyx, Gold Plate, Silver, Sterling Silver, 24k Gold, Rhodium

18kt White Gold Diamond, Pink Sapphire, and Blue Sapphire Pendant, 15 in, New
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
pendant on a blue silk rope necklace that has an 18kt white gold lobster clasp. Necklace length: 15 Inches
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2010s Lebanese Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Diamond, White Gold

Yianni Creations Fine Silver and 24 Karat Gold Two-Tone Oval Aquamarine Pendant
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
Aquamarine complemented by a unique brushed texture. This art piece comes with a silk rope necklace. This
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Aquamarine, Sterling Silver, Silver, Yellow Gold, Gold Plate, 24k Gold, ...

Yianni Creations Fine Silver and 24 Karat Gold Two-Tone Oval Aquamarine Pendant
Yianni Creations Fine Silver and 24 Karat Gold Two-Tone Oval Aquamarine Pendant
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H 1.42 in W 0.95 in Dm 0.95 in L 1.42 in
Yianni Creations Pearl Fine Silver and 24 Karat Gold Two-Tone Pendant Enhancer
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
complemented by a unique brushed texture. The pendant comes with a silk rope necklace. This enhancer will make
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Natural Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Pearl, Gold, Sterling Silver, Silver, Y...

Yianni Creations Pearl Fine Silver and 24 Karat Gold Two-Tone Pendant Enhancer
Yianni Creations Pearl Fine Silver and 24 Karat Gold Two-Tone Pendant Enhancer
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H 1.42 in W 0.95 in Dm 0.95 in L 1.42 in
Yianni Creations Pearl Fine Silver and 24 Karat Gold Two-Tone Pendant
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
silk rope necklace. This enhancer will make a beautiful addition to the gold or silver chain, or Omega
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Natural Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Pearl, Rhodium, Palladium, Sterling Sil...

Yianni Creations Pearl Fine Silver 24 Karat Gold Two Tone Rectangular Pendant
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
silk rope necklace. This enhancer will make a beautiful addition to your gold or silver chain, or Omega
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Natural Pearl, Gold, 24k Gold, Gold Plate, Yell...

Unique Piece Rose Quartz Gray Diamonds Silk Rope Pendant Necklace
By Rossella Ugolini
Located in Rome, IT
Vermeil Gray Diamonds Silk Rope Pendant Necklace One-of-a-kind , handcrafted in Italy.
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2010s Italian Artisan Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Quartz, Gold Plate, Vermeil, Silver, Sterling Silver

Unique Piece Rose Quartz Gray Diamonds Silk Rope Pendant Necklace
Unique Piece Rose Quartz Gray Diamonds Silk Rope Pendant Necklace
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H 1.74 in Dm 1.26 in L 27.56 in
Yianni Creations Topaz Fine Silver Triangular Pendant on Silk Rope
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
liquid edges. The pendant comes with silk rope and will look stunning with your gold chain or omega
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Necklace Enhancers

Materials

Topaz, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver, Silver, Rhodium, Gold Plate, 24k Gold

Vintage Givenchy Pearl & Crystal Rope Necklace 2000s
By Givenchy
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A Vintage Givenchy Pearl Necklace. Featuring a matinee length rope of glass faux pearls
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Early 2000s Chain Necklaces

A.Jeschel Long rope, Baroque Pearls, Kyanite, Boulder opal
By Elaine Silverstein
Located in Miami, FL
, The necklace is anchored by a 21/2” sterling silver tassel. The clasp is a hammered sterling silver
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Labradorite, Freshwater Pearl, Opal, Pearl, Kyanite, Sterling Silver

Amethyst 22 Karat Gold Pendant Necklace
By Scrives
Located in Paris, Paris
This necklace for amethyst lovers is composed of 3 pendants on a long braided silk rope: - a large
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Amethyst, 22k Gold

Early Yves Saint Laurent Passementerie Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
of white cotton rope with blue silk and rayon passementerie detail. Focal long tassel pendant and
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Vintage 1960s French Artisan Drop Necklaces

Materials

Gold Plate, Brass, Gilt Metal

Christian Lacroix Vintage Jewelled Cross Pendant Necklace
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Nice, FR
silk branches embellished with faux pearl and multicolored crystals. Off white silk cord rope
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20th Century French Pendant Necklaces

Couture CocoChanel-Rousselet-Style GlassGold FauxCarnelianPearl Torsade Necklace
Located in Chicago, IL
, many which adhered to a red-white-gold palette like her braided tweed suits and this rope necklace
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Beaded Necklaces

Materials

Carnelian, Pearl, Gold, Sterling Silver

Iolite Blue Chalcedony Gold Drop 22 Karat Gold Pendant Necklace
By Scrives
Located in Paris, Paris
This delicate necklace is composed of 3 pendants on a long braided silk rope: - a iolite cabochon
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Chalcedony, Iolite, 22k Gold

Pink Tourmaline Rose Quartz Pink Opal 22 kt Gold Pendant Necklace
By Scrives
Located in Paris, Paris
This delicate necklace is composed of 3 pendants on a long braided silk rope: - a light pink
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Opal, Quartz, Tourmaline, 22k Gold

Yianni Creations Oval Peridot Fine Silver Handmade Long Drop Pendant Necklace
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
liquid edges. The stunning pendant comes with a silk rope for you to wear and enjoy right away. It will
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Peridot, Palladium, Silver, Sterling Silver

Yianni Creations Pearl Diamond Fine Silver Rhodium Geometric Pendant Necklace
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
. The pendant comes with silk rope. A silver knitted rope is available for purchase. Contact us for
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Natural Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Pearl, White Diamond, Diamond, Palladiu...

Georgios Collections 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamonds Greek Key Pendant Necklace
By Georgios Collections Inc
Located in Astoria, NY
1.04 Carat and comes with 18-inch silk rope. It can be ordered in White or Rose Gold and with any
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold

Orange Sapphire 18k Gold Figure Pendant Drop Necklace Sculpture by ABJewelry NYC
By AB Jewelry NYC
Located in New York, NY
DANCE, She pendant drop necklace on silk cord/rope (included in the price). 18K gold dancing figure
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Other

Yianni Creations 18 Karat Gold Pendant Necklace with Blue Topaz and Diamond
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
combination with liquid edges. The pendant is delivered with silk rope. There is a handknitted rope necklace
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2010s Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Topaz, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Georgios Collections 18 Karat Gold Pendant Necklace with a Silver Amphora Coin
By Georgios Collections Inc
Located in Astoria, NY
Pendant comes with an elegant black silk rope. This gorgeous piece can be also ordered in all solid Yellow
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver, Rose Gold

Georgios Collections 18 Karat Gold Pendant Necklace with a Silver Amphora Coin
Georgios Collections 18 Karat Gold Pendant Necklace with a Silver Amphora Coin
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H 1.07 in W 0.79 in Dm 0.79 in L 1.07 in
Yianni Creations Fine Silver and 24 Karat Gold Two Tone Pendant Necklace
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
handknitted rope necklace for purchase, please visit our storefront. The pendant will also compliment any kind
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 24k Gold, Gold Plate, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver

Yianni Creations Pearl Fine Silver Artisan Round Pendant
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
shiny liquid edges. The pendant comes with silk rope. A silver knitted rope necklace can be bought
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Necklace Enhancers

Materials

Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Natural Pearl, Palladium, Silver, Sterling Silver

Hand Carved Large Smoky Quartz of 140 Carat 22 Karat Gold Pendant
By Scrives
Located in Paris, Paris
. The pendant is sent on a long braided silk rope. The stones can exhibit visible natural and typical
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2010s Contemporary Necklace Enhancers

Materials

Quartz, 22k Gold, Gold

Georgios Collections 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Silver Diamond Coin Pendant
By Georgios Collections Inc
Located in Astoria, NY
. The rim and hook of the coin pendant are solid 18 Karat Gold and comes with an elegant silk rope. We
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Classical Greek Necklace Enhancers

Materials

Yellow Diamond, Pink Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Brown Diamond, Black Diamo...

Georgios Collections 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Silver Diamond Coin Pendant
Georgios Collections 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Silver Diamond Coin Pendant
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H 1.46 in W 1.07 in Dm 1.07 in L 1.46 in
Victorian 2.60 Ct Old Diamond Pearl Forget Me Not Onyx 18 KT Necklace
Located in Napoli, IT
dedicated antique Black silk rope completed with original Victorian 18 KT gold closure and eight safer
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Antique 1880s European Victorian Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Pearl, 18k Gold

Blue Chalcedony and Diamond Flower Brooch to Pendant Converter
Located in Dubai, DU
anywhere on your top, use it to close off your shirt, or style it with a silk rope necklace for a modern
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Late 20th Century North American Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Chalcedony, Diamond, 18k Gold

A.Jeschel 4- strands of richly colored Garnet and vermeil necklace.
By Elaine Silverstein
Located in Miami, FL
length, and the shortest matinee combines in a richness of garnets. Intersperse with twisted rope circles
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Multi-Strand Necklaces

Materials

Garnet, Vermeil

Yianni Creations Pearl Fine Silver and Black Rhodium Round Pendant
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
liquid edges. The pendant comes with silk rope. A silver knitted rope necklace can be bought separately
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Natural Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Pearl, Rhodium, Palladium, Sterling Sil...

1930s Schiaparelli Baretti GalalithRoseMotifFuchsiaGarland CordTiedBrassNecklace
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Chicago, IL
silk-cord-fastening multi-pendant heavy garland necklace features dozens of densely dangling 0.75-inch
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Vintage 1930s French Artisan Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Brass

Yianni Creations Fine Silver 24 Karat Gold Two-Tone Rectangular Pendant Enhancer
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
decorated by a thick layer of 24 Karat yellow gold. This lovely pendant comes with silk rope and will look
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Rhodium, Sterling Silver, Silver, Palladium, Yellow Gold, Gold Plate, 24...

Georgios Collection 18 Karat Gold Pendant with Silver Athina and Pegasus Image
By Georgios Collections Inc
Located in Astoria, NY
necklace or on a gold or silver chain as well as a silk or leather cord. Width: 23 mm (coin and rim) The
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2010s Greek Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver

Georgios Collection 18 Karat Gold Pendant with Silver Olympia Image
By Georgios Collections Inc
Located in Astoria, NY
pendant is sold on its own and can be matched with hand knitted rope necklace or on a gold or silver chain
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2010s Greek Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver

Yianni Creations Citrine Fine Silver Black Rhodium Two-Tone Solitaire Pendant
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
gorgeous pendant comes with silk rope. Contact us for this design in different color variations or stone
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Citrine, Palladium, Rhodium, Silver, Sterling Silver

Georgios Collection 18 Karat Gold Pendant with Silver Apollon Image and Diamonds
By Georgios Collections Inc
Located in Astoria, NY
necklace as featured here or on a gold or silver chain as well as a silk or leather cord. Width: 29 mm
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2010s Greek Classical Greek Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Si...

Yianni Creations Amethyst and White Diamond Fine Silver Palladium Round Pendant
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
satisfaction. The pendant comes with silk rope. Silver Knitted Rope Necklace is sold as a separate item. Please
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Amethyst, White Diamond, Diamond, Palladium, Sterling Silver, Silver

Yianni Creations Amethyst Fine Silver and 24 Karat Gold Two-Tone Pendant
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
edges are decorated by a thick layer of 24 Karat yellow gold. This lovely pendant comes with silk rope
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Amethyst, Rhodium, Sterling Silver, Silver, Palladium, Yellow Gold, Gold...

Yianni Creations Blue Topaz Diamond Fine Silver 24 Karat Gold Two-Tone Pendant
By Yianni Creations
Located in Astoria, NY
nature-inspired liquid edges. This lovely pendant comes with silk rope and will look stunning on your
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Blue Topaz, Topaz, White Diamond, Diamond, Rhodium, Sterling Silver, Sil...

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Silk Rope Necklace For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the silk rope necklace you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Frequently made of Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold, this item was constructed with great care. You can easily find a 11 antique edition and 9 modern creations to choose from as well. If you’re looking for a silk rope necklace from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Creating a silk rope necklace has been a part of the legacy of many jewelers, but those produced by Yves Saint Laurent, Yianni Creations and Christian Lacroix are consistently popular. While most can agree that any silk rope necklace from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 3 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also briolette cut and oval cut versions for sale. If you’re browsing our inventory for a silk rope necklace, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and men.

How Much is a Silk Rope Necklace?

The price for a silk rope necklace starts at $236 and tops out at $12,750 with these necklaces, on average, selling for $1,200.

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 Bulgari, or shop by your favorite style, from eye-catching choker necklaces to understated links to pearl necklaces and more.