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Fabergé 18k Yellow Gold Heart Locket Light Blue Enamel 4 Diamonds 0,075 Ct G/IF
Located in Pforzheim, DE
Authentic Fabergé 18k yellow gold heart locket - light blue guilloche enamel, 4 diamonds 0,075 ct G/IF with original certificate of authenticity This locket features a "fleur the ly...
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Early 2000s German Belle Époque Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra 20 Motif Carnelian Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels "Vintage Alhambra" Carnelian Necklace, 20 Motifs in 18K Gold. Faithful to the very first Alhambra jewel created in 1968, the Vintage Alhambra creations by Van Clee...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Chain Necklaces

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rose Cut Green Diamond 18 Karat Gold Pendant Necklace
Located in Naples, FL
Rose-cut raw green Diamond 18k yellow gold pendant on a 24k yellow gold cable chain necklace. Pendant is 0.69 inches or 18mm in length including bail. Chain is 18 inches in length an...
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2010s American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, 24k Gold, Yellow Gold

John Zerano Art Nouveau Opal Pendant with 14 K Yellow Gold Chain
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Nouveau pendant with 14 K yellow gold chain. By John Zerano, Germany. Opal in cabochon-cut and 2 diamonds weighing approximately 0,10 carats. Mounted in 14 K yellow gold. Signed ...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Opal, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

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 Greek Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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

Modern French Art Nouveau Style Pearl 18 Karat Yellow Gold Drapery Necklace
Located in Poitiers, FR
Necklace in 18 karat yellow gold, eagle head hallmark. Called drapery, this necklace is made of three floral pattern openwork on the front, sprinkled with pearls. The clasp is a spri...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Nouveau Chain Necklaces

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Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Emerald Medal Chain Necklace Coin Pendant Joan of Arc J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Squared Emerald Set in Gold Prong on gold filled Chain Necklace the Medal Coin Pendant of Joan Of Arc is solid bronze. Designer: J Dauphin 24" Long Pendants can be worn separately o...
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2010s American Victorian Chain Necklaces

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Emerald, 14k Gold, Gold-filled, Bronze

.25ctw 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 Chain Necklaces

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White Diamond, Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold

Three White Gold Necklaces with Pink Tourmalines, Opales, Tanzanites
Located in Paris, FR
Three necklaces with a luminous caméo of opale and pink tourmalines cabochons, flat cut tanzanites. 18K White gold chains. Created by Marion Jeantet. Opales, pink tourmalines and tan...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Opal, Tanzanite, Tourmaline, 18k Gold, White Gold

Fire Opal Gold Chain Necklace Choker J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fire Opal Gold Chain Necklace Choker Metal 14 k gold Length: Adjustable 16" or 18" Designer: J Dauphin J Dauphin jewelry is hand made in Los Angeles and was created by designer Joh...
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2010s American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Opal, Fire Opal, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Steven Battelle Handmade Hammered Mid-Weight 18" Inch Chain 18K Gold
Located in Soquel, CA
A unique handmade hammered organically textured chain with matt-finish provides a beautiful way to display your treasured pendants. 1.3 mm width. Also available in 20 and 24 inch l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balinese Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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18k Gold

Antique Mother-of-Pearl Gaming Counter Yellow Gold Silver Pendant Steel Chain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This striking necklace features an antique, mother-of-pearl Chinese gambling counter dating back to the 18th Century. The oval gaming counter is set in a striking blackened silver se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Chain Necklaces

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Pearl, Other, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Steel

Alex Jona White Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Magen David Pendant Necklace
Located in Torino, IT
Alex Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat yellow gold 0.24 carats white diamond Magen David pendant, mounted on a 18 karat yellow gold chain 16.5inch-45cm long. D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k 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 Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

18k Gold Emerald Heart Necklace Natural Emerald Minimalist Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Beautiful little minimalist necklace is made of 18k solid gold adorned with natural AAA quality Emerald. Available in three colors of gold: White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Per...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

Alex Jona 18 Karat Yellow Gold Link Chain Necklace
Located in Torino, IT
Alex Jona Design Collection, Hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat yellow gold, 18.11 in / 46 cm long, link chain necklace. Dimensions : L 18.11 in / 46 cm X W 0.31 in / 7.90 mm X D 0.06...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chain Necklaces

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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 Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

Unisex Eye Pendant Horizontal 18 Karat Yellow Gold Black Onyx Emerald Diamond
Located in London, GB
This very unique eye pendant necklace from The Eye collection, it's a perfect everyday talisman. The Eye collection, showcases this award winning, fine jewellery designer’s extraordi...
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2010s British Artisan Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger 18K Yellow Gold & Platinum Round Band Ring
Located in Rome, IT
Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger ® 0.6 ct Total Weight 18K Yellow Gold & Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond 5 Five-Row Eternity Wrap Band. The ring weighs 12.8 grams, size 7, there are...
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2010s Italian Modern Chain Necklaces

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

18k Gold Dainty Horseshoe Diamond Necklace Slim U Shape Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Dainty Horseshoe 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 round ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

18k Gold Snowflake Diamond Pendant Christmas Charm Winter Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Snowflake Diamond Pendant is made of 18k solid gold available in three colors, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Gold Necklace showcasing 31 Brilliant Round Cut, Natural and eth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Art Deco Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

14k Gold Dainty Horseshoe Diamond Necklace Slim U Shape Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Dainty Horseshoe Diamond 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 c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

Pomellato, Cushion Cut Black Jet Pendant in 18K Rose Gold Chain Link Necklace
Located in New York, NY
A fabulous and authentic necklace designed by Pomellato showcasing a faceted cushion cut black jet pendant in 18 karats rose gold chain links. From the Victoria Collection
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Early 2000s Italian Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

14k Gold Diamond Cross Necklace Baptism Confirmation Pendant
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Cross Necklace is made of 14k solid gold available in three colors, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Lightweight and gorgeous natural genuine round cut diamond. Each di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

18k Gold Diamond Star Necklace Minimalist Charm Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Star Necklace is made of 18k solid gold available in three colors, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Lightweight and gorgeous natural genuine round cut diamond. Each dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

14k Gold Diamond Swan Necklace Lucky Swan Minimal Diamond Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Swan Necklace is made of 14k solid gold available in three colors, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. This Minimalist Delicate Necklace is made with 14k solid gold featur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

18k Gold Diamond Teddy Bear Charm Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Teddy Bear Charm Necklace is made of 18k solid gold. Available in three colors of gold: White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Natural genuine round cut diamond, each diamon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

Cartier Love Pave Interlocking Circle Necklace in 18K White Gold 0.30 Ctw
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Love Pave Interlocking Circle Necklace in 18K White Gold 0.30 Ctw PRIMARY DETAILS SKU: 123540 Listing Title: Cartier Love Pave Interlocking Circle Necklace in 18K White Gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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White Gold

14k Gold Diamond Angel Wing Necklace Angel Protect Charm Pendant Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Angel Wing Necklace is made of 14k solid gold. Available in three colors of gold: Rose Gold / White Gold / Yellow Gold. A solid gold diamond Angel wings necklace is made wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

French Sellier Virgin Mary 18K Yellow Gold Enamel Pearl Pendant Necklace
Located in London, GB
An 18 karat (18K) yellow gold pendant designed as a medal depicting the Virgin Mary with plique-a-jour enamel, a rose-cut diamond and surrounded by 46 natural seed pearls. Signed Sel...
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20th Century French Chain Necklaces

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Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

14k Gold Diamond Necklace Leo Zodiac Sign Birth Sign Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Beautiful and Sparkly Diamond Leo 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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

Clarissa Bronfman 14k Gold Silver Paperclip Gold Chain with Cherry Amber Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Chain necklace consists of: - 16" length - lobster claw secure clasp - 925 sterling silver - 14k gold plating - cb logo Pendant consists of: - Genuine Baltic cherry amber - pendan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Amber, Gold, Silver

.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 Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

18k Gold Diamond Cross Necklace Baptism Confirmation Pendant
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Cross Necklace is made of 18k solid gold available in three colors, White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Gold. Lightweight and gorgeous natural genuine round cut diamond. Each di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

.25CTW Yellow 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 Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

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 Greek Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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18k Gold, Gold Plate, Silver

2.63 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Tennis Necklace 14 Karat White Gold
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful quality tennis necklace, round-brilliant cut white diamonds clean and Excellent shine. 14k yellow gold classic four-prong style for maximum light brilliance. 16 inch length...
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2010s American Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

5.80 Carat Baguette Diamond Lariat Necklace Solid 18k White Gold Fine Jewelry
Located in IN
Item Code :- SEN-5102 Gross Weight :- 25.87 gm 18k White Gold Weight :- 24.71 gm Diamond Weight :- 5.80 carat ( SI Clarity & HI Color ) Necklace Length :- 16 Inches ✦ Sizing ...........
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Tiffany & Co. Platinum Aquamarine & Diamond Pendant Chain Necklace
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Designer: Tiffany & Co. Material: Platinum Diamond Details: Approx. 0.60ctw of round cut Diamonds. Diamonds are G in color and VS in clarity Gemstone Details: Approx. 1.0ctw round cu...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chain Necklaces

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Aquamarine, Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Picchiotti 18 Karat White Gold, 10.87 Carat Diamond and Black Onyx Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Designed by the renowned luxury jeweler Giuseppe Picchiotti ,this diamond and onyx necklace are clear examples of his iconic style. Free formed flat links of 18 karat white gold are ...
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1990s Italian Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, White Gold

Chanel Vintage 93A Large Ornate Logo Long Chain Necklace 65695
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Store SKU: 65695 Chanel Vintage 93A Large Ornate Logo Long Chain Necklace- collectors know the rarity of this necklace especially in excellent condition. Measures 30 inches chain l...
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1990s Chain Necklaces

Blue Sapphire and Diamond Flower Pendant
Located in Great Neck, NY
This beautiful pendant is made from 1.8 grams of 18 karat white gold. The flower shape is made from 6 blue sapphires totalling 0.6 carats with VS2, G color diamonds for the center an...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cellini 18kt White Gold "Kaleidoscope" Pendant Diamond, Blue Sapphire & Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
From Cellini's exclusive "Kaleidoscope'"collection. This 18 karat white gold pendant is set with blue sapphires surrounded by diamonds with a back round of green tsavorites. The 1" p...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Chain Necklaces

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

1.50CTW Rose 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 Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Rose Gold, 14k Gold

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 Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

Vintage 9k Yellow Gold Rope Twist Chain Necklace, Italian
Located in NEWARK, GB
A gorgeous vintage 9kt gold rope Chain necklace. This chain necklace has lovely chunky Rope twist links in a rich bloomed 9kt gold with a nice wearable length. It has the look of a...
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Late 20th Century Italian Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Yellow Gold, 9k Gold

1870's Victorian 4.50 Carats Sapphire Pearl 14 Karat Yellow Gold Antique Fringe
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Cable chain necklace features a graduated fringe center station. Comprised of square step cut sapphires alternating with 2.0 mm pearls. Accented with Etruscan style navette forms - m...
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1870s Victorian Antique Chain Necklaces

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Pearl, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier White Gold Diamond Panthere with Tassels on a Signature Chain Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Panthere tassel pendant with black enamel, black onyx, and set with round diamonds, F/G color, VVS-VS clarity; and the eyes are set with pear-shaped emeralds; chain pendant e...
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20th Century French Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

David Webb Platinum & 18K Yellow Gold Liberty Head Coin Necklace
Located in New York, NY
David Webb coin chain necklace. Featuring a U.S. $10 coin, the front with the Liberty Head, reverse with an eagle, accented by round diamonds, suspended from a curb link chain. Chain...
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20th Century American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Vintage Chanel necklace with Gripoix green and red glass cabochons, 1980s
Located in New York, NY
A long vintage Chanel gold-tone chain necklace decorated with Maison Gripoix red and green glass cabochons with CC logo. Signed. Made in France. Period: 1980s Condition: very go...
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1880s French Antique Chain Necklaces

Jennifer Meyer Gold Chain Necklace Hammered
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An 18k hammered yellow gold chain necklace by Jennifer Meyer. Consists of hammered gold scales connected with each other by the tiny gold wires. Features toggle clasp. Stamped with...
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2010s Chain Necklaces

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Vintage Anne Klein Arrow like Gold Tone Long Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Anne Klein Arrow Like Gold Tone Long Necklace. THis can be worn doubled, tripled and doubled with the necklace against your neck as shown by my photos. 46" L x 1" W.
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1980s American Artist Vintage Chain Necklaces

Necklace Chain Classic 18K Gold-Plated Silver Enamel Colors Lotus Motif Greek
Located in Athens, GR
It is time to bloom. This piece is Inspired by the flourishing of the lotus flower and it's symbolism of purity and femininity. Designed to compliment and empower women. This piec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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

Victorian 9 Carat Gold Longuard Necklace
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
Longuard chains are so versatile and can be worn in so many ways! This chain is modelled in 9ct gold and there is also a dog clip. Length: 147cm Width: 2.5mm Weight: 32.9g
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1880s British Victorian Antique Chain Necklaces

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Gold

Dolce & Gabbana sacred heart pearl pendant Chain necklace with red crystals
Located in MARBELLA, ES
Gorgeous brand new with tags, 100% Authentic Dolce & Gabbana sacred heart pearl pendant necklace with red crystals. Model: Statement necklace Motive: Sacred heart Material: Brass, C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chain Necklaces

14k Gold Diamond Star Necklace Minimalist Charm Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Diamond Star 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 diamond. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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

Bvlgari 18 Karat Gold Signature 7 Circle Mother of Pearl Link Necklace, 35 Grams
Located in New York, NY
Bvlgari 18 Karat yellow Gold Signature 7 Circle Mother of Pearl Link Necklace, 35 Grams Grown from the Roman roots of the brand into an elegant fusion of culture and modernity, the...
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1990s Chain Necklaces

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Gold, 18k Gold

18k Gold Blue Sapphire Star of David Pendant Necklace
Located in Bangkok, TH
Beautiful little minimalist necklace is made of 18k solid gold adorned with natural AAA quality Blue Sapphire. Available in three colors of gold : White Gold / Rose Gold / Yellow Go...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Modern Chain Necklaces

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Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Chain Necklaces

Vintage chain necklaces can make a statement on their own. What’s better than eye-catching chains of yellow gold or subtle silver to accessorize with everything from a designer evening dress to a comfortable sweatshirt?

Personal ornament in general has been around for eons. Ancient Egyptians designed jewelry and wore necklaces, rings and other accessories, and the excavation of King Tut’s burial chamber in 1922 had the greatest impact on Art Deco jewelry. When chain necklaces first took on some visibility in ancient civilizations, these items weren’t exactly democratic.

Chain necklaces were accessories that were relegated strictly to royal families and the upper class. In ancient times, pendant necklaces conferred prestige, for example. Wealthy Greeks and Romans opted for gold and silver necklaces that featured ornate pendants and semiprecious stones. By the Renaissance period, the pendant had replaced the brooch as the most worn type of jewelry. Pendant necklaces were commonplace, or pendants were simply strung on long gold chains.

Thankfully, jewelry became more accessible over time. And trends have come and gone, but the popularity of chain necklaces today owes in part to hip-hop culture. Big, chunky gold chains and diamond necklaces were the order of the day in publicity shoots and on album covers for rappers in the early 1980s onward, and a gold chain is still a mainstay in the ever-evolving and broadening hip-hop culture as we know it.

In our modern era, a number of chain-link necklaces are trending, worn alone or layered. The stylish links that have passed the test of time include oval links, paper-clip chains and more. The best way to discover your perfect fit is to zero in on a particular name and type of link.

While it was once key to accessorizing for a formal event, a vintage chain necklace now adds a fresh dynamic to any outfit at any time of day. Find yours on 1stDibs.

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