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Alexander 43.45ct Oval Fancy Yellow Diamond Tennis Necklace 18k Yellow Gold
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Stunning fancy yellow oval diamond tennis necklace, difficult to find and match the stones. High jewelry by Alexander Beverly Hills. 99 oval diamonds, 43.45 carats total. Approximate...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

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

Alexander GIA 15.46ctt Ceylon Sapphire No Heat with Diamonds Necklace 18k
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Stunning unheated Ceylon sapphire with double diamond halo and diamond necklace, GIA certified. By Alexander Beverly Hills. 15.46 carats total gemstone weight. 6.65 carat cushion sa...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Necklaces

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White Diamond, Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

14 Karat Gold Pendant with Carved Mother of Pearl, Tanzanites, Pink and Orange
Located in Istanbul, TR
14 karat gold flower pendant with carved mother of pearl, tanzanites, pink and orange sapphires. Weight: 2.7 g. Gold - 14 karat white gold Size - 31 x 22 mm. Stones: Carved mother of...
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2010s Turkish Modern Necklaces

Materials

Pearl, Tanzanite, 14k Gold

Carpe Diem Pendant, Titanium Case and 18kt White Gold Claps
Located in Santarcangelo Di Romagna, IT
Carpe Diem! Time is now! Titanium Pendant & 18kt White Gold Clasps , Blue Aventurine dial and a moving star. This is not a watch. It is a poetic pendant , with a quartz movement tha...
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2010s Italian Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

White Gold, Titanium

Opera-Length Fancy Figure 8 Chain with Swivel Bolt Ring Closure in Yellow Gold
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
The gorgeous and versatile solid 10k gold chain with its boxy figure 8 links feels great against the skin and looks great alone or as part of your latest well-curated neck mess. Whe...
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20th Century Unknown Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 10k Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

22k Gold Customized Initial Pendant, by Tagili
Located in New York, NY
Thoughtful, sentimental, and personalized is the perfect gift for any occasion. 22k gold coin pendant can be customized with engraving of your choice. Complete with Tagili Designs Si...
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2010s Artisan Necklaces

Materials

22k Gold, Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Round Charm Pendant, Hand Painting Hard Stone, Diamonds
Located in Santarcangelo Di Romagna, IT
Anna Maccieri Rossi Art Color round charm inspired by wild nature: Zebra Stripes Subject Product Details: Reference Number: A_Z_01 Charm Black Hand Painting & Trasparent Laquer on ha...
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2010s Italian Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gold Diamond Necklace 1.12 Carats Merkaba Star 3D
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
18K yellow gold diamond necklace, featuring a three dimensional Merkaba Star Tetrahedron set with a total of approximately 1.12 carats of round brilliant diamonds, F-G color and VVS2...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Necklaces

Materials

White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Christian Dior Gold Brooch Circa 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Christian Dior Gold Brooch Circa 1980s. The Brooch is in an origami like pattern of a bow. Like it is a fabric bow and has been made into metal. This will look great anywher...
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1980s French Artist Vintage Necklaces

Materials

Mixed Metal

Elegant 18K White Gold Necklace with 1.01 ct Natural Diamond- GIA Certificate
Located in רמת גן, IL
A beautiful necklace with a dazzling 1.01 carat Heart Shape diamond. The jewelry is made of 18K White Gold with a high quality polish. It comes with GIA certificate and a fancy jewel...
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2010s Singaporean Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

5 Stone Diamonds-By-The-Yard 18k Gold Necklace
Located in San Francisco, CA
Classic beauty is always in style. This 18 karat yellow gold diamonds-by-the-yard necklace showcases 5 round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing in total 2.04 carats with the center diam...
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2010s North American Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Baguette Jewellery 14K Rose Gold Pave Steff Necklace with Diamonds
Located in Teşvikiye, 34
Jewellery is an expression of self that shouldn’t be confined to special occasions. That’s why Baguette pieces are made to be with you everyday, for the little moments. Drawing ins...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Necklaces

Materials

White Diamond, Brown Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

1940s Yellow Gold Sacred Heart & Mother and Child Pendant
Located in Lexington, KY
This is an absolutely stunning 1940s pendant set in 18K Yellow Gold that features a gorgeous engraved depiction of the sacred heart and mother and child. The intricate attention to d...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Smoky Quartz Gold Cross Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Victorian smoky quartz and yellow gold cross pendant circa 1880. * ABOUT THIS ITEM: #P-P-DJ716B. Scroll down for specifications. At 3 ½ inches long, this is a larger scale cross. ...
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1880s Victorian Antique Necklaces

Materials

Quartz, Gold, 18k Gold

Emerald Diamond Double Halo Pendant Necklace
Located in Miami, FL
Emerald Diamond Double Halo Pendant Necklace This stunning emerald and diamond pendant necklace is a one of a kind, handmade, one of a kind creation from H & H Jewels. This necklac...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Vintage Givenchy Long Gold Link Chain Necklace with Oversized Logo Clasp
Located in Montreal, QC
Simply Beautiful! High Quality Vintage Givenchy Mid-Century Modern Unique Designer Gold tone Open Chain Link Necklace with fabulous oversized Logo Clasp. Measuring approx. 26". More ...
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Late 20th Century French Modernist Necklaces

Materials

Gold, Gold Plate

Diamond Cross Pendant in 14 Karat Gold
Located in Istanbul, TR
Cross pendant with diamonds Weight: 1 g. Gold - 14 karat yellow gold Size - 20x12 mm Stones: Genuine Diamonds 11 pieces, G/VS, round brilliant cut, 11x0.01=0.11 ct - It could be ...
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2010s Turkish Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold

Emilio Jewelry 30.00 Carat Red Carpet Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
From Emilio Jewelry a dealer located on New York's iconic Fifth Avenue, Featuring an array of hand picked diamonds, a necklace created by our master Jeweler a guaranteed show stopper...
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21st Century and Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

Diamond

Vintage Tiffany & Co. ‘Circlet’ Diamond Pendant
Located in London, GB
A beautiful vintage Tiffany & Co. ‘Circlet’ pendant set in platinum. The pendant is set with exactly 12 round brilliant cut diamonds which are millegrain and rubover set securely in...
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2010s Unknown Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Solid 14 karat Gold Zulfiqar Sword Pendant with Emerald and Diamonds
Located in Istanbul, TR
Solid 14 kt solid gold zulfiqar sword pendant with natural emerald and diamonds. May birthstone. Islamic Hazrat Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib علي Zulfiqar Zulfikar double Sword. Size: 35 x ...
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2010s Turkish Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 14k Gold

50 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Riviera Necklace set in Solid Platinum
Located in Rome, IT
50 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Riviera Necklace set in Solid Platinum
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2010s Italian Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

18kt Warm Gold Pendant and Openable Claps with Shaded Green Disc
Located in Santarcangelo Di Romagna, IT
Carpe Diem! Time is now! Beautiful Pendant with a movement inside that allows the little star in the middle to move every second to remind that time is precious !
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2010s Italian Necklaces

Materials

Gold

0.70 Carat Heart Shaped Diamond Pendant in 14 Karat White Gold, Shlomit Rogel
Located in Ramatgan, IL
0.70 Carat Heart Shaped Diamond Pendant in 14 Karat White Gold - Shlomit Rogel Dazzling and elegantly timeless, you'll fall in love with this beautiful 0.70 carat diamond heart pend...
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21st Century and Contemporary Israeli Art Deco Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Yellow Gold Chain Necklace
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian 19 ¾ inch long yellow gold link necklace circa 1990. * ABOUT THIS ITEM: #N1451. Scroll down for specifications. Here is a good quality necklace with a very attractive look...
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1990s Italian Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Mother of Pearl Alhambra Pendant Necklace
Located in Banbury, GB
Dandelion Antiques Code AT-1285 Brand Van Cleef & Arpels Model ARA45900 Date Circa 2019 Retail Price £2,440 Including taxes / $ 2,750 Excluding taxes / 2960€ Including taxes ________...
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2010s French Necklaces

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Diamond Sapphire Platinum Brooch Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Art Deco diamond sapphire and platinum filigree brooch pendant circa 1920. * SPECIFICATIONS: DIAMONDS: one hundred old European-cut diamonds totaling approximately 3.75 carats, app...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Necklaces

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Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold, Platinum

Alexander 8.30 Carat Diamond Tennis Necklace 18 Karat White Gold
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Exquisite and timeless round diamond tennis necklace with dangling emerald cut, marquise, and pear brilliant diamond. High jewelry by Alexander Beverly Hills. 176 diamonds, 8.30 cara...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

4.75 Carat Sapphire and Cushion Cut Diamond Cross
Located in New York, NY
CushionCut Sapphires and White Cushion Cut Diamond set in this beautiful and minimalistic Cross. Set with very little metal to allow light to pass from all angles for maximum brillia...
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2010s American Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Emilio Jewelry Certified 83.00 Carat Fancy Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
From Emilio Jewelry located on New York's iconic Fifth Avenue, featuring a hard to come by certified 25.00 carat fancy yellow pear shape drop diamond. The necklace is set with an arr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Diamond

Certified Mark Henry 7.29 Carat Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Pendant
Located in New York, NY
An illuminating trillion shape Paraiba cabochon rests at the center of our Prism Necklace. Traced by two rows of glittering diamonds, the pendant is suspended from a tasteful 18" fan...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Necklaces

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Diamond, Tourmaline, Paraiba, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold 20 Motif Vintage Alhambra
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels 20 motif Vintage Alhambra in 18k yellow gold. Inscribed: VCA, 750, CLxxxStamped with french hallmarks. Equipped with the spring lock. Length: 30 inches. Width of t...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Artist Necklaces

Materials

Gold

Handmade Pear Shaped Blue Topaz Diamond Drop Pendant
Located in Miami, FL
Handmade Pear Shaped Blue Topaz Diamond Drop Pendant. This beautiful pendant features a 17.74 carat pear shaped blue topaz. There is an additional 122 pieces of F/G color diamonds t...
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2010s American Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Topaz, Blue Topaz, 18k Gold

White DEGVVS Brilliant-Cut Diamond Pendant with Necklace
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pendant with necklace handmade in Belgium by jewellery artist Joke Quick crafted with an eye for detail and perfection. Made in 18K white gold 3,3 g and pave set with 12 white DEG/VV...
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2010s Belgian Artist Necklaces

Materials

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

Vintage Panthère De Cartier Pendant Necklace in 18k White Gold
Located in London, GB
A beautiful vintage Cartier 'Panthère De Cartier' panther pendant necklace set in 18k white gold. The pendant depicts Cartier's most iconic motif, the panther, made of geometric op...
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2010s Unknown Modern Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

14k Gold Pendant with Tanzanite, Sapphires and Diamonds
Located in Istanbul, TR
14k gold pendant with tanzanite, sapphires and diamonds Weight: 1.4 g Pendant size in mm - 35х10.33 mm. Central stone: tanzanite Cut: pear Weight: aprx 0.7 ct. Color: from blue t...
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2010s Turkish Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Tanzanite, 14k Gold

Roman Malakov Pink and White South Sea Pearl Opera Length Tassel Necklace
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful tassel necklace featuring 7.8-13 mm pink and white south sea pearls. It has 83 pieces of south sea pearls with a tassel drop that is 7.5 inches long and designed in a cla...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

South Sea Pearl

Alexander 50.14 Yellow and White Diamond Necklace 18k White & YellowGold
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Beautiful yet unique alternating diamond tennis necklace. High jewelry by Alexander Beverly Hills. 50.14 carats total diamond weight. 58 pear shape yellow diamonds, 35.42 carats. App...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Whi...

Pink Sapphire Pendant Necklace 1.94 Carat
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1.94 carat pear shaped Pink Sapphire is set in this 18K white gold pendant, adorned by 0.58 carats of square pink sapphires, and a total of 0.25 carats of round diamonds. The chain l...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Fancy Color Sapphires and Diamonds Cross Pendant in 14 Karat Gold
Located in Istanbul, TR
Cross pendant with fancy color sapphires and diamonds Weight: 1.2 g. Gold - 14k yellow gold Size - 22x12.5mm Stones: 1. Fancy color sapphires 6 pieces - round cut, green, pink, re...
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2010s Turkish Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold

18Kt Yellow Gold Charm with Blue Aventurine, White Gold 18kt Star and Diamond
Located in Santarcangelo Di Romagna, IT
ORA Midnight Mosaic _ Beautiful Charm Pendant with Blue Aventurine Mosaic _ 18mm disc diameter_ 18 Kt yellow gold pendant and openable clasps_ gr 7,32 gold
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2010s Italian Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

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

Alexander 31.55 Carat Baguette Cut Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Necklace
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Glamorous baguette cut diamond necklace. High jewelry by Alexander Beverly Hills. 452 baguette cut diamonds, 31.55 carats total. Approximately G/H color and VS clarity. 18k white gol...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Gubelin, Swiss Modern Diamond-Set Gold Necklace
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1960s, 18k, by Gubelin, Switzerland. Modernism ruled the mid-century fashion world and this tasteful 18k yellow gold necklace from Gubelin is a sublime example. Its sophisticat...
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1960s Swiss Modernist Vintage Necklaces

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

Multistrand Necklace Antique Jade Coral Amber 18 Karat Gold
Located in Milan, IT
Very special necklace with antiques cinese carved imperial jade central surrounding with coral and filigrane, Antiques Italian Sciacca natural Coral, jade beads, amazzonite, amber a...
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2010s Italian Artist Necklaces

Materials

Amazonite, Amber, Coral, Jade, Tiger's Eye, 18k Gold

16 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in Rome, IT
White Gold 16 carat Emerald Cut Diamond Riviera Diamond Line Necklace 16". The necklace weighs 41 grams, 16" long
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2010s Italian Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 10 Motif Diamond Vintage Alhambra Yellow Gold Necklace
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold 10 Motif Diamond Vintage Alhambra Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 10 round brilliant cut diamond VVS1 clarity, E color total weight .60ct This necklace comes w...
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2010s French Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

14k Solid Gold Heart Pendant Necklace, Tiny Heart Charm Gold Chain Necklace
Located in Istanbul, TR
14k Solid Gold heart pendant necklace. Heart necklace pendant for women. Dainty charm necklace. Sweet Heart Pendant. Tiny Heart Necklace. Tiny Heart Charm Gold Chain necklace. Met...
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2010s Turkish Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Topaz, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Massive Wempe Diamond-Set Rollo Necklace
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1980s, 18k, by Wempe, Germany. From the storied German house of Wempe, this unapologetically bold necklace is the perfect signature accessory. Chunky rolo links tell a story, w...
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1980s German Vintage Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Pearl and Diamond-Pavé Tentacle FashionNecklace in 18k white gold
Located in Valenza, AL
This extravagant tentacle necklace celebrates the beauty of sea life. Four diamond-pavé tentacles intertwine gracefully, boasting gorgeous pink pearls. Pink sapphires add a touch of ...
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2010s Italian Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Whit...

*Sakes* 14K 60.20 Ct Kunzite & Diamonds Antique Art Deco Style Drop Necklace
Located in Kaohsiung City, TW
** One 14K Yellow Gold 60.20 Ct Kunzite&Diamonds Drop Necklace ** A huge natural pink Kunzite weighing 60.20 ct set with a beautiful chain in 14K yellow gold deco with 14K yellow and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Art Deco Necklaces

Materials

Kunzite, Diamond, Yellow Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

Alexander 1.94 Carat Diamonds by the Yard 18 Karat Rose Gold
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Exquisite round & emerald cut diamonds by the yard necklace, with drop. By Alexander Beverly Hills. 8 total diamonds, 1.26 carats total. 1 emerald cut diamond, 0.38ct. Approximately ...
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2010s American Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Blue Sapphire and Two Diamonds Drop Gold Pendant Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Fourteen karats white gold necklace pendant Necklace measuring 16 inches long Oval shaped blue sapphire weighing 1.10 carats Two bezel-set diamonds weighing 0.10 carats Cable chain ...
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2010s American Contemporary Necklaces

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Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Alexander 0.88ct Illusion Set Diamond Pendant Necklace 18k White Gold
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Stunning illusion set diamond pendant necklace, with the look of a 3ct emerald cut diamond. Created by Alexander Beverly Hills. 0.88ct of an emerald cut and trapezoid cut diamonds. A...
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2010s American Modern Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Alexander 13.24 Carat Diamond Tennis Necklace 18 Karat White Gold
Located in BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Beautiful and classic diamond tennis necklace. By Alexander Beverly Hills. 13.24 carats of round brilliant diamonds, approximately H/I color and SI clarity. 18k white gold, 31.62 gra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat Rose Gold Bird Cage Diamond Pendant with Necklace
By TSE
Located in Macau, MO
A delicate “Bird cage" pendant decorated with diamonds weighing 0.23 carats, mounted in 18 karat rose gold, also available in different yellow gold. Bird cage culture is a part of tr...
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2010s Hong Kong Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Emilio Jewelry 25.96 Carat Pear and Marquise Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
From the vault at Emilio Jewelry located on New York's iconic Fifth Avenue, D-f color Marquise and Pear shape diamonds Clarity: Vvs1-Vs2 Diamond Weight: 25.96 carats Please inquir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Arabesque Deco Andalusian Style Pendant Necklace in 18kt Gold
Located in Dubai, AE
Arabesque Deco Andalusian Style Pendant Necklace in 18kt Gold. The design of the pendant is inspired by the Andalusian Style and motifs found in Al Hambra Palace in Granada in Spain.
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21st Century and Contemporary Emirian Art Deco Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat White Gold 81.55 Carat Amethyst Diamond Pendant
Located in Monte-Carlo, MC
18K white gold spectacular pendant is from our Divine Collection. This unique pendant has 81.55 Carat natural amethyst in pear shape and natural white diamonds in total of 2.08 Carat...
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2010s Italian Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Amethyst, 18k Gold, White Gold

Dendrite Agate Moonstone Diamond 22K-21 Karat 18K Gold Pendant Choker Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Sunrise. Dendrite agate peach moonstone and diamond pendant choker necklace. A picture-like dendrite agate is set in 21k gold bezel, highlighted with peach moonstone and embellished ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Necklaces

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Moonstone, Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Diamond, White Diamond, Brown Diam...

Antique, New and Vintage Necklaces

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. 

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