Pendant, in jewelry, ornament suspended from a bracelet, earring, or, especially, a necklace. Pendants are derived from the primitive practice of wearing amulets or talismans around the neck. The practice dates from the Stone Age when pendants consisted of such objects as teeth, stones, and shells.
The pharaohs of ancient Egypt wore pendants that were sometimes of huge dimensions, usually bearing commemorative or auspicious scenes in which the sovereign is being deified. Other pendants were in the shape of flies, winged scarabs, vultures, the eye of the god Horus, falcons, and sacred serpents. An exquisite example of an early gold pendant is that of two hornets clasped together, found in Mycenae and dating from the 17th century BCE. Etruscan pendants were decorated with spindles and cylinders, figured, or in the shape of human heads. Greek and Hellenistic pendants usually formed the entire necklace. Pendants in the shape of a bulla are frequent in Roman necklaces, but there are also examples of cameos, intaglios, and gold coins mounted as pendants.
During the Middle Ages, characteristic jewels were the reliquary, or devotional, pendant, and the cross, chased or enameled with religious subjects and often set in an architectural frame. One of the most famous early pendant reliquaries, which belonged to Charlemagne, contained relics of the True Cross and the crown of thorns under a sapphire set with gold. In the 14th century, it was customary for noblemen to wear necklaces with pendants bearing heraldic subjects; pendants are worn by women who generally depicted sentimental subjects.
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This lovely necklace is rhodium plated and thats the metal that gives white gold its shine. Thats not the only reason this beauty shines though. The playful design places an arrow charm next to the heart and the heart has a jigsaw puzzle design! Cubic zirconia adds sparkle and not only are you sure to be noticed but someone is going to want to unlock the puzzle of your heart when they see you wearing this.
A mix of star designs and clear stones accent a Christmas Tree design in a beautiful pave-set pendant. Perfect for the holiday season!
This necklace is plated with rhodium the same metal that gives white gold its shine. The lovely teardrop pendant immediately draws the eye because of the generous showing of clear cubic zirconia. The effect is dazzling and is certain to call a great deal of attention to the girl wearing it the next time she goes out on the town.
This exquisite heart-shaped pendant that are available with matching earrings. This is the perfect gift for Mom! Our genuine rhodium finish is achieved using an electroplating process that coats the item with heavy layers of rhodium a close cousin to platinum which gives our jewelry a platinum luster.
Product Details Metal: .925 Sterling Silver Finish: Rhodium Plated Total Quantity of Stones: 48 Total Stone Weight: 0.21 ctw Primary Stone – Blue Diamond Shape: Round Size: 0.90mm Quantity: […]
This pendant immediately draws the eye doesnt it? There are ten circles arranged with dazzling cubic zirconia and shiny rhodium plating for a geometric design that is sure to get a double take or two. Wear this the next time you are out and watch the conversations come your way.
Gorgeous texture highlights the unique but classical beauty of this cross motif pendant. Featuring white hue detailing on the horizontal section, this beauty is designed in 14k tri-color gold.
Dramatic texture combines with the majestic form of a classic round religious medal to create this opulent and inspiring 14k yellow and white gold pendant.
An inspiring round religious medal is encircled in a lovely textured halo in this dramatic and awe-inspiring 14k yellow and white gold pendant.
White tone heart and geometric accents highlight the symbolic meaning of this Claddagh style cross pendant. Made of 14k two-tone gold.
Bead-like border detailing and budded style ends provide a lovely contrast to the polished center of this cross pendant. Designed in superb 14k two-tone gold.
Magnificent, flourishes, in yellow tone borders the white hue textured center of this stunning cross pendant crafted in 14k two-tone gold.
An outer cross motif with a rectangular block-like ends borders a slender center detailing on this gorgeous pendant. Truly striking in 14k two-tone gold.
Intricate and gorgeous in fine 14k yellow and white gold, this heart-shaped pendant features Baroque filigree elements and a pair of polished dove sections.
Two hearts become one in this expertly crafted drop pendant. A center headpin allows the 14k white gold heart to gently move in its embrace with the 14k yellow gold heart above-featuring movement and energy this pendant comes with an 18 inches box chain.