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Antique Old Mine-cut Diamond Platinum Cross Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique diamond and platinum cross pendant circa 1900. SPECIFICATIONS: DIAMONDS: one hundred fifteen old mine and rose-cut diamonds totaling approximately 1.55 carats, approxima...
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Early 1900s Edwardian Antique Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Pendant for Kids, Young Gummy Bear Strawberry Silver Gold-Plated Greek Jewelry
Located in Athens, GR
18k gold plated silver gummy bear pendant for kids on silver gold plated chain with transparent red enamel coverage. The Gummy Project by Maggoosh is a capsule collection inspire...
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2010s Contemporary Necklaces

Materials

10k Gold, 18k Gold, Gold Plate, Silver, Silver Plate, Sterling Silver

Vintage Cartier 18 Karat Gold Golden Fleece Pendant
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Vintage Cartier 18 Karat Gold Golden Fleece Pendant. Crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, signed Cartier with Italian hallmarks, serial #984307. Circa 1970s. The pendant measures 1 1...
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1970s Vintage Necklaces

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14k. (585/-) Yellow/Red Gold Bar Necklace, Vintage Germany Ca 1965
Located in Heerlen, NL
An original vintage 14K. red and yellow gold slatted necklace. Front: matte and poly parts. Back: poly. Made in Germany ca 1965 Weight: 26.64 grams length: 45.5 cm = 17.5 inch (this ...
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1960s Vintage Necklaces

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Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

Lauren Harper Rainbow Moonstone Egg White Diamond Double Links Long Necklace
Located in Dallas, TX
Long Drop Necklace handcrafted by award-winning jewelry designer Lauren Harper showcasing a spectacular large rainbow moonstone egg set with signature-finished 18k yellow gold vines ...
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2010s Artisan Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Rainbow Moonstone, Moonstone, Multi-gemstone, Go...

Necklace Scarf Snake Chain Silver Gold-Plated Greek Jewelry
Located in Athens, GR
The " Liquid braid scarf " A handwoven braid you can wrap around your neck made of three flat snake chains. This piece is an instant crush, a diverse item that can be worn as a scarf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Necklaces

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18k Gold, Gold Plate, Silver

High Lustrous South Sea Peacock Tone Pearl Diamond Strand Necklace
Located in Miami, FL
This very high quality lustrous South Sea peacock pearl and diamond strand necklace, weighs 80 grams and measures 19 inches long. Composed of 39 various colored creme to dark grey hi...
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1980s Vintage Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. Agate Bead and Sterling Silver Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Comprising fourteen very large black and white banded agate beads, joined to a sterling silver twin hoop clasp, signed Tiffany & Co., Paloma Picasso, length 17 1/4 inches. Iris Apfel...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Necklaces

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Agate, Sterling Silver

Faye Kim 18 Karat Gold Handmade Long Paper Clip Chain Link Necklace
Located in Westport, CT
Experience everyday luxury in this Faye Kim custom handcrafted Paper Clip chain. This 18k matte gold paper clip chain features double planished circle links. Completely versatile a...
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2010s Contemporary Necklaces

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18k Gold, Gold

Chaumet Paris Diamond Sapphire 18 Karat Gold Bumble Bee Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully designed and masterfully handcrafted by the renown French jeweler Chaumet, these 18 karat gold pendants depicting a bumble bee make for a charming and most wearable penda...
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2010s Contemporary Necklaces

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

18kt Rose Gold Les Bois Necklace with Purple Amethyst and Green Topaz
Located in Arezzo, IT
Delicate gold necklace characterized by a pendant with a stone wrapped in a pavè of pink topazes that give a touch of freshness to the jewel. The stone seems to blossom like a spring...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Necklaces

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Amethyst, Diamond, Topaz, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Emeralds Maravellous 18.76ct Certified Colombian Emerald Diamond Platinum Pend/B
Located in Brunswick, ME
An exquisite statement Brooch/Pendant necklace featuring an oval cut natural Colombian emerald weighing 16.16 carats set in a ribbon motif brooch. The ribbon is set with tapered bagu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

18K Fairmined Gold and Silver, Canadamark Diamonds, Handmade, Flower Necklace
Located in Rimini, IT
Flower necklace completely handmade in Italy with Canadamark diamonds, Fairmined silver, and different hues of 18K Fairmined gold. The necklace, composed of thirty-three individual ...
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2010s Contemporary Necklaces

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Diamond, Palladium, 18k Gold, Gold, Silver

Edwardian Jade Natural Pearl Diamond Platinum Sautoir Necklace
Located in New York, NY
This unique and amazingly well handcrafted Edwardian soutoir, from ca.1910 is a true piece of most wearable art. The center piece, a disc of carved jade is bezel-set in a platinum fr...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Necklaces

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Diamond, Jade, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold, Platinum

Rare Gem 37.63 Carat AGL Certified Step-Cut Tourmaline Platinum Diamond Pendant
Located in New York, NY
An amazing intense forest green Tourmaline weighing 37.63 carats has been perfectly cut in the shape of an elongated step-cut measuring a stunning 31.75 millimeters in length and 12....
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Late 20th Century Necklaces

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Diamond, Tourmaline, 14k Gold, Platinum

1.97 Carat Emerald Pear Shaped Drop Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold
Located in Boston, MA
Emerald Necklace in 18K Gold studded with pear cut emerald pieces. Accessorize your look with this elegant emerald drop necklace. This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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Emerald, Yellow Gold

Belle Époque Antique Diamond Platinum Locket Necklace
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1910 This superbly crafted fifth anniversary necklace is made entirely in platinum. The front of the pendant is designed as stylized floral petals arranged in concentric circle...
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Early 20th Century Belle Époque Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

18k Gold Diamond Lotus Necklace Meditation Necklace Floral Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Lotus Necklace made of 18k solid gold available in three colors, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Natural genuine round cut diamond each diamond is hand selected by me ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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

Georgios Collection 18 Karat Gold Diamond Cross with Chain and Granulation Work
Located in Astoria, NY
S.Georgios Cross is all handmade from solid 18 Karat Yellow Gold and is microscopically decorated with granulation work all the way around. The background of the gorgeous Cross has a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Byzantine Necklaces

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Carved Emerald and Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Carved Emerald Diamond Necklace Approximately 13 carats of diamonds 1 magnificent hand carved emerald Signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered Measurements: 14.5"...
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1980s Vintage Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

14k Gold Diamond Turtle Charm Necklace Diamond Turquoise Pendant Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Delicate Minimal Necklace is made of 14k solid gold available in three colors of gold, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Lightweight and gorgeous natural genuine round cut diamo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Sautoir With Tassels: Pearls, Amethyst, Moonstone, and Gold
Located in Athens, GA
Meet "Pearls Among Friends," a sautoir with tassels. This sautoir features iridescent blush pink, freshwater Keshi pearls (15 to 26 mm) accented by light amethyst, moonstone, and Or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Necklaces

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Amethyst, Moonstone, Other, Freshwater Pearl, Pearl, 14k Gold

Antique 19th Century Burma Ruby 7 Carat Diamond Pendant
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1870 A very fine example of high Victorian era jewelry, this silver topped 14K gold (front- silver, back – gold) pendant is designed as a flower head centered with a natural un...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Silver

GRS Certified 88.37 Carat Paraiba Tourmaline Necklace
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The sensational color, 88.37 carat Paraiba tourmaline Necklace from Mozambique with GRS report certification. This Paraiba tourmaline is among the most sought-after and rare gemston...
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2010s Necklaces

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Diamond, Tourmaline, Paraiba, 18k Gold, Platinum

DiamondTown 1.53 Carat Fine Burmese Ruby and Diamond Cross Pendant in 18k Gold
Located in New York, NY
(DiamondTown) This stunning cross pendant features five oval cut vivid red rubies (total weight 1.53 carats), around a central round diamond. Additional trios of diamonds decoate the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cabochon Ruby with Blue Sapphire and Diamond Cross Pendant Set in 18 Karat Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
Cabochon Ruby 15.10 carats with Blue Sapphire 0.85 carat and Diamond 0.40 carat Cross Pendant set in 18 Karat Gold Settings (chain not included) Width: 3.9 cm Length: 4.3 cm "Sinc...
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2010s Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Geometrical Diamond White Gold Designer Pendant
Located in Montreux, CH
White Gold 14K Pendant Diamond 299-RND-2,95-G/VS1A Weight 18,33 grams With a heritage of ancient fine Swiss jewelry traditions, NATKINA is a Geneva based jewellery brand, which cr...
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2010s Necklaces

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Rose Gold Carnelian Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra pendant necklace crafted in 18 karat rose gold and featuring a single clover-inspired motif pendant in carnelian. The necklace measures 16...
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2010s Necklaces

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Carnelian, Rose Gold

Georgios Collections 18 Karat Gold Diamond and Coin Reversable Pendant Necklace
Located in Astoria, NY
S.Georgios designer Coin Pendant is reversible and handmade from solid 18 Karat Yellow Gold. It is microscopically decorated on both sides with granulation - beads, and wires all fro...
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2010s Byzantine Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, 22k Gold, 24k Gold, Yellow Gold,...

Dana David 18 Karat Yellow Diamond Leather Necklace
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This is a classic Dana David necklace. 18 karat yellow gold clasp and pendant. Pendant is approximately 1" diameter round with 9 round diamonds. .09tdw Brown leather necklace with...
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Early 2000s Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Stephen Webster Fly by Night Pink Opal Crystal Haze and White Diamond Pendant
Located in London, GB
Handcrafted in charming pink opal with clear quartz Crystal Haze, elegant 18k rose gold and timeless 0.24 carat white diamond pavé, this 'Fly By Night' Crystal Haze Small Pendant is ...
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2010s Contemporary Necklaces

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Crystal, Opal, Quartz, Other, Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Ro...

18k Gold Heart and Cross Diamond Necklace Cross Pendant Religious Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Heart and Cross Diamond Necklace is made of 18k solid gold. Available in three colors of gold: White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Lightweight and gorgeous natural genuine diamond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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

10.00 Carat Round Cut Diamond Riviera Necklace in 14K White Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a graduated diamond Riviera necklace. Round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 10.00 carats are precision set in the 3 prong classic setting. The diamonds complete around this o...
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2010s Contemporary Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Georgios Collection 18 Karat Gold Sapphire and Ruby Cross with Granulation work
Located in Astoria, NY
S.Georgios Byzantine Style Cross is handmade from solid 18 Karat Yellow Gold and features 4 Pear Share Rubies total weight of 1,05 Carat and a Sapphire total weight of 0,25 Carat. Th...
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2010s Byzantine Necklaces

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Ruby, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14k Gold Diamond Lotus Necklace Minimalist Spiritual Lotus Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Lotus Flower Necklace is made of 14k solid gold available in three colors of gold, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Lightweight and gorgeous natural genuine diamond. Ea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

14k Gold Hamsa Hand Diamond Necklace Star of David Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Beautiful Little Hamsa Hand Pendant is made of 14k solid gold. Available in three colors of gold, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. This necklace adorned with natural white roun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

14k Gold Diamond Lotus Necklace Meditation Necklace Floral Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Lotus Necklace is made of 14k solid gold available in three colors of gold, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Natural genuine round cut diamond each diamond is hand sele...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

.75ctw White Gold Diamonds-by-the-Yard Necklace
Located in Chicago, IL
A gorgeous diamond necklace will rarely go overlooked. This 18” piece is both rare and stunning. It includes bezels that set white round diamonds. There are 10 white diamonds that to...
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2010s Contemporary Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

18k White and Rose Gold Diamond Cat Charm Necklace Two Tone Diamond Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Cat Charm Necklace in 18k White and Rose Gold. Delicate Minimal Necklace made of 18k solid gold. Natural genuine round cut diamond each diamond is hand selected by me to ens...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18k Solid Gold Diamond Necklace Taurus Zodiac Sign Diamond Zodiac Pendant
Located in Bangkok, TH
Beautiful and Sparkly Diamond Taurus Necklace made of 18k solid gold available in three colors, Yellow Gold / Rose Gold / White Gold. Natural genuine round cut diamond each diamond ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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

18k Gold Hamsa Hand Necklace Evil Eye Necklace Diamond Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Beautiful little Hamsa Hand Pendant is made of 18k solid gold available in three colors, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Delicate Minimal Necklace is adorned with natural whit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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

0.35 CTW Diamond Star Pendant Necklace in 18 Karat Solid Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
Lovely And delicate Star Charm Pendant Necklace In 18k Solid Gold featured with 0.35ct White Round Cut Diamond G color And Si Clarity. Fine Handmade and diamond are Handsets by maste...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Yellow Gold Women's 18" Leo Lion Pendant Necklace
Located in New York, NY
14k Yellow Gold Lion Pendant, Matte finish Lion ,21 mm diameter on a 18 inch chain 1.5mm wide. The cable chain is for women, too fine for men. I would recommend a 1.9 mm cable and...
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2010s Contemporary Necklaces

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14k Gold

Chopard So Happy Diamonds Heart 18k Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace with Box
Located in Birmingham, GB
Chopard So Happy Diamonds 18k White Gold Heart Pendant Necklace. Inspired by drops of water, Chopard's Happy Diamonds Icons collection features diamonds that are free to swirl grace...
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21st Century and Contemporary Necklaces

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

14k Gold Star of David Emerald Pendant May Birthstone Minimalist Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Star of David Emerald Necklace Pendant is made of 14k solid gold adorned with natural AAA quality Emerald. Available in three colors of gold : White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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Emerald, 14k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

14 Karat Pink Gold Tapered Open Heart
Located in New York, NY
14 Karat Pink Gold Tapered Open Heart, K.I.S.S. , Keep it simple silly ? sexy? How about, keep her heart open with this pink gold heart. No pun intended. This heart is 14k pink gold ...
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2010s Contemporary Necklaces

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14k Gold

18K Yellow Gold Chain with a Pendant Set with Four Tourmalines Cabochons
Located in Paris, FR
A 18k yellow gold chain necklace and a pendant set with four pears tourmalines cabochons Created by Marion Jeantet. Tourmalines weight: 18,29 carats Gold chain weight : 3,43g Pendan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Necklaces

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Tourmaline, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ruby with Diamond Pendant Set in 18 Karat Gold Settings
Located in Bangkok, TH
Ruby 1.68 carats with Diamond 0.05 carat Pendant set in 18 Karat Gold Settings (chain not included) Width: 0.6 cm Length: 1.6 cm Total Weight: 1.18 grams "We first opened doors in...
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2010s Contemporary Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

White and Yellow Gold Five Burma Red Ruby Bezel Pendant Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Fourteen karats white and yellow gold necklace pendant Necklace 16" long Each Burma round red ruby measuring from 4 millimeters to 3.5 millimeters Five rubies weighing 1.20 carats ...
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2010s Modern Necklaces

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Ruby, 14k Gold, Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Modern Sacred 18K Rose Gold Crystal Ball Talisman Necklace with Sky Blue Topaz
Located in Valencia, CA
Rebecca Li designs mindfulness. This dainty crystal ball necklace is from her Crystal Orb Collection. Blue Topaz means Positivity, Healing and Good Health. The main inspiration for ...
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2010s Contemporary Necklaces

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Topaz, Blue Topaz, Crystal, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

AJD Elegant Natural Royal Beauty Turquoise & Pearl Handmade Necklace
Located in Tuxedo Park , NY
Flippy leaves of Royal Beauty very blue natural Turquoise decorated with golden cultured Pearls unique handmade necklace Size: Turquoise approximately 20 mm; Length: 18 inches...
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21st Century and Contemporary Necklaces

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Cultured Pearl, Turquoise, Pearl, Gold Plate

Grand Sample Sale Pendant Natural Fancy Blue Kyanite, White Topaz, Set in Silver
Located in Great Neck, NY
Grand Sample Sale Pendant Natural Fancy Blue Kyanite, White Topaz, set in Silver
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21st Century and Contemporary Necklaces

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Topaz, Kyanite, Silver

Vintage Christian Dior Braided Chain Necklace, 1950s
Located in London, GB
Vintage 1958 Christian Dior braided chain necklace in gold plate. This heritage necklace comprises four chains twisted together and held in place with polished elements to create a ...
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1950s Modern Vintage Necklaces

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Gold Plate

Yellow Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and important yellow diamond necklace with yellow diamond drop. 31.86 carats of yellow diamonds and 68.35 carats of white diamonds set in 18k yellow gold and plati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Necklaces

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

Necklace Chain Classic 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Lotus Shaped Motif Greek
Located in Athens, GR
Inspired by the flourishing of the lotus flower and it's symbolism of purity and femininity. Designed to highlight the collarbones, the Lotus pendant features a single lotus petal. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Necklaces

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Gold, 18k Gold, Gold Plate, Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

18k Gold Diamond Angel Wing Necklace Angel Protect Charm Pendant Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Angel Wing Necklace in 18k Rose Gold / White Gold / Yellow Gold. A solid gold diamond Angel wings necklace is made with perfection of art. A Spiritual Protect gift for yours...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Necklaces

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

.91 ct. t.w. Diamond and Onyx 18k White Gold Flower Earrings
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These diamond and black onyx floral earrings make a bold statement. Round brilliant-cut diamonds are set with marquise shaped black onyx cabochons in 18k white gold. The earrings hav...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Necklaces

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Diamond, Multi-gemstone, Onyx, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

14K Gold Ankh Necklace with Emerald
Located in Los Angeles, CA
14K Gold Egyptian Ankh Necklace with Emerald Gemstone The Ankh is the most revered symbol of the Ancient Egyptians. It is the symbol for life, and the balance of creation between th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Egyptian Revival Necklaces

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Emerald, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

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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