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Mellerio Dits Meller 1970 Paris Necklace In 18Kt Gold With 1.28 Cts In Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
Necklace chain designed by Mellerio-Dits Meller. Beautiful one-of-a-kind piece, created in Paris France by the renowned jewelry house of Mellerio, back in the late 1970. This unique...
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1970s French Modernist Vintage Chain Necklaces

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

Tanzanite Tennis Necklace 10 Carats Sterling Silver
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
It comes with the Gemological Appraisal by GIA GG/AJP All Gemstones are Natural 53 Tanzanites = 10.00 Carats Clasp: Lobster Claw Metal: Sterling Silver Length: 18 Inches
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Tanzanite, Silver, Sterling Silver

NWT $19, 669 Important 18KT Gorgeous Glittering Fancy Diamond Tennis Necklace
Located in New York, NY
The Following Item we are offering is this Rare Important 18KT GOLD FANCY CUT DIAMOND STRAND NECKLACE!!! Necklace consists of Exquisite Fancy Baguette and Round Cut Diamonds set in 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

TJD 5.0 Carat Round Diamond 14K Yellow Gold 18 inches Designer Fashion Necklace
By TJD
Located in New York, NY
A simple look with style to spare, this cable chain necklace is perfect for every day wear. Hand-crafted by our inhouse experts in 14 karat yellow gold and studded with 700 round bri...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Emerald Ruby Sapphire Choker Necklace 18k Solid Yellow Gold, Grandma Gift
Located in New York, NY
Emerald Ruby Sapphire Choker Necklace studded with emerald, ruby and sapphire in 18K Gold. This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a casual look or dressy outfit. Emerald ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14k Solid Yellow Gold Diamond Emerald Baguette Bar Necklace, Thank You Gift
Located in New York, NY
Diamond Emerald Baguette Bar Necklace in 14K Gold studded with baguette cut emerald. This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a casual look or dressy outfit. Emerald enhanc...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Yellow Gold Turquoise Chain Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Turquoise Necklace in 18K Gold studded with round cut topaz pieces and diamonds. Accessorize your look with this elegant blue topaz chain necklace. This stunning piece of jewelry ins...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Turquoise, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

NWT $22, 000 Fancy Large 18KT Gold Heart Tanzanite Diamond Pendant Necklace
Located in New York, NY
The Following Item we are offering is a Rare Important Spectacular and Brilliant 18KT Gold Large Gorgeous Graduated Tanzanite Heart Diamond Necklace. Necklace consists of a Rare Fine...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Tanzanite, Diamond, Gold

NWT $9, 600 Rare Gorgeous 18KT Fancy Emerald Diamond Riviera Tennis Necklace
Located in New York, NY
A Rare 18KT White Gold Emerald Riviera Necklace. Necklace is comprised of Finely Set Glittering Gorgeous Emeralds!!! The Emeralds are of Exquisite and Fine Quality. T.C.W. almost 5CT...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier 18K Yellow Gold 1970's Fire Opal Bezel Set Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Step back in time with this exquisite vintage Cartier pendant, a true gem from the 1970s. Crafted in 18K yellow gold, this pendant features a captivating fire opal, bezel set to perf...
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20th Century French Modern Chain Necklaces

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Fire Opal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tanzanite Tennis Necklace 10 Carats Sterling Silver
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
It comes with the Gemological Appraisal by GIA GG/AJP All Gemstones are Natural 53 Tanzanites = 10.00 Carats Clasp: Lobster Claw Metal: Sterling Silver Length: 18 Inches
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Tanzanite, Silver, Sterling Silver

Art Deco 1930 Platinum Long Stations Chain Necklace With 1.85 Cts Round Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
Art-Deco diamonds stations long chained necklace sautoir A classic piece from the American art-deco period, created at the beginnings of the 1930's. It was carefully crafted in soli...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Tanzanite Tennis Necklace 10 Carats Sterling Silver
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
It comes with the Gemological Appraisal by GIA GG/AJP All Gemstones are Natural 53 Tanzanites = 10.00 Carats Clasp: Lobster Claw Metal: Sterling Silver Length: 18 Inches
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Tanzanite, Silver, Sterling Silver

Edwardian 1900-1905 Guilloche Green Enameled Chain In 14Kt Gold With Jade
Located in Miami, FL
Edwardian enameled chain with jade. Beautiful necklace chain, created during the Edwardian period, back in the 1905. This beautiful chain has been carefully crafted in solid yellow ...
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Early 1900s American Edwardian Antique Chain Necklaces

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Jade, Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel, 14k Gold

Pear Bezel Set Ruby Fringe Necklace in 18 Karat Yellow Gold Gift for Women
Located in New York, NY
Pear Bezel Set Ruby Fringe Necklace in 18K Gold studded with pear cut ruby. This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a casual look or dressy outfit. Ruby improves mental st...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chunky Vintage Gold Chain, Necklace, 14K Yellow Gold Chain, big closer detailes
Located in Ramat Gan, IL
Chunky Vintage Gold Chain, Necklace, 14K Yellow Gold Chain, big closer details Jewelry Material: Yellow 14K gold (the gold has been tested by a professional) Total Metal Weight: 29....
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20th Century Chain Necklaces

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Yellow Gold

Diamond Clover Roller Pendant Chain Necklace for Her in 14k Solid Yellow Gold
Located in New York, NY
Diamond Clover Roller Pendant Chain Necklace in 14K gold studded with round cut diamond. This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a casual look or dressy outfit. April birt...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tanzanite Tennis Necklace 10 Carats Sterling Silver
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
It comes with the Gemological Appraisal by GIA GG/AJP All Gemstones are Natural 53 Tanzanites = 10.00 Carats Clasp: Lobster Claw Metal: Sterling Silver Length: 18 Inches
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Tanzanite, Silver, Sterling Silver

Real Ruby Station Chain Necklace 14k Solid Yellow Gold, Gift for Her
Located in New York, NY
Ruby Station Chain Necklace in 14K Gold studded with round cut ruby. This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a casual look or dressy outfit. Ruby improves mental strength....
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Ruby, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

NWT $58, 000 18KT Gold Rare Magnificent Fancy Flower Floral Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
The Following Item we are offering is this Rare Important Radiant 18KT Gold Gorgeous Glittering and Sparkling Diamond Necklace. Necklace Con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

NWT $28, 500 18KT Gold Fancy Large Glittering Blue Sapphire Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
The Following Item we are offering is this Rare Important Radiant 18KT Gold Gorgeous Glittering and Sparkling Magnificent Fancy Cut Sapphires and Di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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

Moi Anah Aventurine Gold and Diamond Necklace
Located in Lawrenceville, GA
Gold(14K) : 14.15g Diamonds : (VS clarity & H-I colour): (Brilliant cut ) : 0.35ct Gemstones : Aventurine, Emerald, Opal, Lapiz Lazuli Anah Spring Pendant Necklace is a celebration ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Aventurine, 14k Gold

French Edwardian 1905 Chain In 18Kt Gold With Guilloche Blue Enamel and Pearls
Located in Miami, FL
French Edwardian enameled chain. Stunning necklace chain, created in Paris France during the Edwardian period, back in the 1905. This beautiful chain has been carefully crafted in s...
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Early 1900s French Edwardian Antique Chain Necklaces

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

Marina B. Milan Long Necklace in Wood in 18Kt Yellow Gold and 1.54 Ctw Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
Necklace chain designed by Marina B. Bulgari. Stupendous long necklace-chain, created in Milano Italy by the jewelry house of Marina Bvlgari. This modernist necklace has been crafte...
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Early 2000s Italian Modernist Chain Necklaces

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

Tiffany & Co. By Elsa Peretti Scent Bottle Necklace In Solid 18Kt Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
Perfume Bottle-necklace designed by Elsa Peretti (1940-2021) for Tiffany & Co. An iconic necklace chain, created by Elsa Peretti for the Tiffany & Co. Studios, back in the 1980. Thi...
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1980s American Modernist Vintage Chain Necklaces

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Italian 1960 Mid Century Long Sautoir Necklace In 14Kt Yellow Gold & Tiger Eye
Located in Miami, FL
A long necklace sautoir made in Italy. Very beautiful vintage necklace sautoir, created in Italy during the mid-century period, back in the 1960. This modernist necklace has been cr...
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1960s Italian Modernist Vintage Chain Necklaces

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Tiger's Eye, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Scott Kay Convertible Tubular Chain-Bracelets in Platinum 18Kt Gold and Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
Convertible chains-bracelets designed by Scott Kay. An unusual and beautiful convertible suite of a chain and two bracelets, created by the American designer Scott Kay. These pieces...
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Early 2000s American Modernist Chain Necklaces

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

18K Yellow Gold 6.02cttw Diamond By The Yard 16 Inch Chain Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Introducing a truly enchanting piece of jewelry – the Beautiful Handmade Diamond by the Yard Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold. This exquisite necklace features a remarkable 6.02carats o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K White Gold 6.17cttw Diamond By The Yard 16 Inch Chain Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Introducing a truly enchanting piece of jewelry – the Beautiful Handmade Diamond by the Yard Necklace in 18K White Gold. This exquisite necklace features a remarkable 6.17 carats o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

NWT $32, 000 Glittering Fancy Large Graduated Heart Tanzanite Tennis Necklace
Located in New York, NY
The Following Item we are offering is a Rare Important Spectacular and Brilliant 18KT Gold Large Gorgeous Graduated Tanzanite Heart Strand Necklace. Necklace consists of Rare Fine Ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Tanzanite, Gold

18K Yellow Gold 11.68cttw Diamond By The Yard 16 Inch Chain Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Introducing a truly enchanting piece of jewelry – the Beautiful Handmade Diamond by the Yard Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold. This exquisite necklace features a remarkable 11.68 carats...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Italian Modern Fancy Twisted Links Long Chain In 14Kt Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
Long fancy-links chain made in Italy. A beautiful long chain of twenty-four inches, created in Vicenza Italy. This modern chain has been crafted with twisted and circulars links mad...
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1990s Italian Modernist Chain Necklaces

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Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Omega Chain In Yellow Gold
Located in Bloomington, MN
Omega Chain In Yellow Gold Introducing an exquisite gold fashion necklace crafted in 14kt yellow gold. This elegant piece features an Omega chain, known for its sleek and sophistica...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Substantial Bulgari 18K Gold Mariner Link Chain Necklace
Located in London, GB
Necklace is comprised of substantial and stylized mariner links Puffed with a brightly polished finish Completed by a concealed clasp that opens on a hinge With a figure eight safety...
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1980s Italian Contemporary Vintage Chain Necklaces

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18k Gold

Bruno Dal Lago 1970 Vicenza Modernist Links Chain In Polished 18Kt Yellow Gold
Located in Miami, FL
A long chain designed by Bruno Dal Lago in Vicenza. A modernist long chain, created in Vicenza Italy at the jewelry atelier of Bruno Dal Lago, back in the 1970. This beautiful links...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modernist Chain Necklaces

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Handcrafted Emerald Ruby Sapphire Chain Necklace in 18k Yellow Gold For Mom
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted Emerald Ruby Sapphire Chain Necklace in 18K Gold studded with pear and oval cut emerald, ruby and sapphire. This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a casual loo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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

Marco Bicego Africa 18Kt Gold Necklace
Located in Bethesda, MD
Discover the captivating allure of the Marco Bicego Africa Bead Necklace, a stunning adornment boasting a length of 36 inches. Each bead is a testa...
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2010s Italian Chain Necklaces

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Gold

Black And Caramel Vintage German Glass Beads Art Deco 2418N Necklace
Located in Monrovia, CA
The pendant consists of black and caramel vintage German glass beads and is finished with an 18-inch gold-filled chain. The beads are new old stock v...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Chain Necklaces

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Gold, 24k Gold, Gold-filled, Gold Plate, Base Metal, Brass

Natural Uncut Diamond Emerald Station Necklace for Grandma in 18k Yellow Gold
Located in New York, NY
Natural Uncut Diamond and Emerald Station Necklace for Grandma in 18K Gold studded with oval cut emerald and uncut diamonds. This stunning pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Chain Necklaces

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

Important Opal Necklace Set With Diamonds 60 Carats Total 19.5 Inches
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
It comes with the appraisal by GIA GG/AJP Condition: Excellent Opals = 54 Carats Diamonds = 6.48 Carats (Color: F-J, Clarity: VS-I) Metal: Silver & 14K Yellow Gold Necklace Length: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Opal, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Certified Multi Sapphire Station Chain Necklace for Women in 18k Yellow Gold
Located in New York, NY
Certified Multi Sapphire Station Chain Necklace for Women in 18K Gold studded with oval cut multi sapphire. This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a casual look or dressy ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Carved Black Onyx Diamond Ruby Pendant Necklace With Pearls and 18k Yellow Gold
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Radiate opulence with the strikingly carved black onyx centerpiece, complemented by 17 freshwater pearls delicately encircling its elegance. Atop the onyx, a vibrant ruby weighing 0...
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2010s Hong Kong Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Onyx, Pearl, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Red Jade and Diamond Cts 0.79 Pendant Necklace With 18k White Gold Chain
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Dive into the rich symbolism of red jade, known for promoting vitality and passion. This pendant features a captivating rectangular red jade. It comes with a certificate from the ...
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2010s Hong Kong Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Jade, 18k Gold, White Gold

Italian Snake Motif Adjustable Lariat Necklace 14 Karat Yellow Gold 5.6 Grams
Located in New York, NY
Made in Italy, this necklace features a snake motif making the lariat adjustable, in 14 karat yellow gold. Can be worn as a choker or longer. Available in three different sizes. ...
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2010s Italian Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow 20 Motif Gold Alhambra Vintage Necklace
Located in New York, NY
The Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra collection is one of the most coveted fine jewelry collections in the world. Each piece from the collection embodies the spirit of timelessness and go...
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20th Century French Modern Chain Necklaces

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Gold, Yellow Gold

7.75 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Tennis Necklace 14 Karat Rose Gold
Located in Great Neck, NY
Brilliant and beautiful tennis necklace, natural round-brilliant cut white diamonds clean and Excellent shine. 14k rose gold classic four-prong style for maximum light brilliance. El...
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2010s American Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

H Stern Brazil Necklace Pendant In 18Kt Gold With 14.77 Cts In Spinel & Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
A chained necklace pendant designed by H. Stern. Modernist classic necklace-pendant, created in Brazil by the jewelry house of H. Stern. This elegant piece was crafted in solid yell...
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1970s Brazilian Modernist Vintage Chain Necklaces

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

6.59 Carat Pink Sapphire & Diamond Chain Necklace in 18k White Gold
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
6.59 Carat Pink Sapphire & Diamond Chain Necklace in 18k White Gold This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a casual look or dressy outfit. Comfortable and easy to wear, i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modernist Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Important Opal Necklace Set With Diamonds 60 Carats Total 19.5 Inches
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
It comes with the appraisal by GIA GG/AJP Condition: Excellent Opals = 54 Carats Diamonds = 6.48 Carats (Color: F-J, Clarity: VS-I) Metal: Silver & 14K Yellow Gold Necklace Length: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Opal, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Fine Diamond Long Necklace 14k Solid Yellow Gold, Christmas Gift For Women
Located in New York, NY
Long Diamond Necklace studded with round cut diamond in 14K Gold. This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a casual look or dressy outfit. April birthstone diamond brings l...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

GIA Certified 18.80cts. Oval Emerald and Diamond Pendant set in 18k Yellow Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GIA Certified 18.80cts. Oval Emerald and Diamond Pendant set in 18k Yellow Gold Specifications: Metal: 18K yellow gold Weight: 46.92 Gr Main Stone: GIA Certified 18.80cts. (Estimated...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Diadea Lariat Diamond Necklace in 18k White Gold
Located in New York, NY
Adorn yourself with the timeless elegance of the Cartier Diadea Lariat Diamond Necklace in 18k White Gold, a piece that seamlessly blends luxury and sophistication. This exquisite ne...
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20th Century French Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Oval Cut Ruby Pendant Necklace in 18 Karat Gold with Diamond
Located in Jaipur, Rajasthan
3.78 Carat Oval Cut Ruby Pendant Chain Necklace in 18K Gold with Diamond 18kt Gold 6.22 grams Brilliant Round Cut Diamond 0.73 Carat Custom Services Resizing is available. Request C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Link 16 Inch Chain Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Indulge in the timeless allure of this Vintage Cartier 18K Yellow Gold 16-inch Chain, a classic piece that seamlessly combines luxury with everyday wearability. Crafted with precisio...
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20th Century French Modern Chain Necklaces

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

14k Solid White Gold Star Diamond Chain Necklace Gift For Her
Located in New York, NY
Star Diamond Chain Necklace in 14K Gold studded with round cut diamond. This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a casual look or dressy outfit. April birthstone diamond br...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Pisces Zodiac Pendant On A Chain Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Enter the celestial realm with the contemporary Zodiaque long necklace, specifically the Piscium (Pisces) design by Van Cleef & Arpels. Crafted in 18K rose gold, this necklace is a m...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Chain Necklaces

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

14k Yellow Gold Genuine Diamond Crown Chain Necklace for Her
Located in New York, NY
Genuine Diamond Crown Chain Necklace in 14K gold studded with round cut diamond. This stunning piece of jewelry instantly elevates a casual look or dressy outfit. April birthstone d...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Paper Clip Chain Necklace, 18 inch 2.5mm in 14K Yellow, White, Rose Gold
Located in Austin, TX
Paperclip chains are fabulous for anyone! Wear this 14 karat gold chain by itself, with a charm, or layer it with any chains you like for your own stylish and individual look! This ...
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2010s American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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