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Gold Pendant Necklaces

From hammered amulets to brilliantly encrusted dangles, gold pendant necklaces offer a remarkable range of luxury. While some reflect refinement, others tell their own story, revealing something of history of both the vintage pendant necklace and its wearer.

The earliest pendant necklaces include some of the oldest known jewels. From elegant baubles to talismanic charms, our world’s ancient cultures incorporated pendants into their adornment, with gold accents included only for the wealthiest members of society. As jewelry making became more refined, pendants took on more complex designs, giving way to the rich variety of pendants available today.

Adding to the rich variety of gold pendant necklaces was the innovative development of white gold. Originally invented in the 19th century as an alloy with palladium, white gold catapulted to popularity in the 1920s, in part because it offered the crisp look of platinum without the hefty price tag. Today’s white gold is more commonly made from an alloy of copper, zinc, and either nickel or a less allergy-prone substitute.


Quick Facts

  • The carat measurement of gold refers to the purity of the gold. Gold, for example, that is 24 karat is 100 percent gold, while 18 karat is 75 percent pure
  • The ancient Babylonians were the first to test the purity of gold using fire assay, which involved heating a combination of gold, lead, salt, and grains in a sealed vessel over several days to separate the gold from other ores
  • The discovery of gold in the United States first dates to 1799, when a 17-pound gold nugget was unearthed in North Carolina

Recommended Items at Auction

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1998 Queen Elizabeth $10 1/4oz Fine Gold Coin
Oct 01, 10:00 AM MST
1998 Queen Elizabeth $10 1/4oz Fine Gold Coin
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$4007 Bids
14 K gold NA Symbol Pendant
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
14 K gold NA Symbol Pendant
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$405 Bids
A 1925 Mexican Gold 50 Pesos Pendant
Sep 29, 12:00 PM EDT
A 1925 Mexican Gold 50 Pesos Pendant
by Alex Cooper
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$1,7003 Bids
14K Gold and Sterling Designer Signed Pendant
Sep 30, 9:00 AM EDT
14K Gold and Sterling Designer Signed Pendant
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $125- $250
$353 Bids
Marked 14k Gold Coin Holder Pendant
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
Marked 14k Gold Coin Holder Pendant
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$302 Bids
1740 SILVER 4 REALES IN 14K GOLD BEZEL
Oct 08, 12:00 PM EDT
1740 SILVER 4 REALES IN 14K GOLD BEZEL
by Blackwell Auctions LLC
Est: $200- $400
$1252 Bids
A 1925 $20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Pendant
Sep 29, 12:00 PM EDT
A 1925 $20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Pendant
by Alex Cooper
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$1,5002 Bids
Gold bar as pendant, in 750/18K set bar by BV, this 1g 999/finished gold, t
Oct 08, 1:00 PM CEST
Gold bar as pendant, in 750/18K set bar by BV, this 1g 999/finished gold, t
by Auktionshaus am See
Est: €0- €0
€401 Bid
Two sovereign pendants,
Sep 28, 10:00 AM BST
Two sovereign pendants,
by Sworders
Est: £500- £700
£4001 Bid
Coin pendant, gold coin Austria, 4 ducats, Franz Joseph I, 1915, restrike,
Oct 08, 1:00 PM CEST
Coin pendant, gold coin Austria, 4 ducats, Franz Joseph I, 1915, restrike,
by Auktionshaus am See
Est: €0- €0
€4001 Bid
GOODYEAR TIRES GOLD FILLED PENDANT
Sep 30, 9:00 AM MDT
GOODYEAR TIRES GOLD FILLED PENDANT
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$101 Bid
14 kt gold pendant, YG 585/000
Sep 29, 11:00 AM CEST
14 kt gold pendant, YG 585/000
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €120- €480
€1200 Bids
10K GOLD NECKLACE, WITH A SOLID 14K GOLD PENDANT
Sep 27, 10:00 PM EDT
10K GOLD NECKLACE, WITH A SOLID 14K GOLD PENDANT
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $600- $800
$4500 Bids
24 CARAT GOLD LEAF PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 16, 1:00 PM CST
24 CARAT GOLD LEAF PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
24K GOLD LEAF PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 05, 1:00 PM CST
24K GOLD LEAF PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
100 Pesos/Cien Pesos/Diez Condores
Sep 29, 11:00 AM CEST
100 Pesos/Cien Pesos/Diez Condores
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €800- €3,200
€8000 Bids
ROSE GOLD TONE DOG PAW PENDANT ACCOMPANIED WITH CHAIN
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
ROSE GOLD TONE DOG PAW PENDANT ACCOMPANIED WITH CHAIN
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $150
$600 Bids
14K. Yellow gold Art Nouveau repoussé pendant with a graceful representation of a woman.
Oct 12, 10:00 AM CEST
14K. Yellow gold Art Nouveau repoussé pendant with a graceful representation of a woman.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €250- €300
€800 Bids
Rose Gold Tone Dog Paw Pendant Accompanied With Chain
Oct 05, 10:00 PM EDT
Rose Gold Tone Dog Paw Pendant Accompanied With Chain
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $60- $90
$390 Bids
Anhänger mit Goldmünze König Emanuelle III / A gold pendant with a gold coin, Italien, 1933
Oct 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Anhänger mit Goldmünze König Emanuelle III / A gold pendant with a gold coin, Italien, 1933
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €500- €1,000
€5000 Bids
Historischer Biedermeier
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CEST
Historischer Biedermeier
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
Rose Gold Tone Dog Paw Pendant Accompanied With Chain
Oct 11, 10:00 PM EDT
Rose Gold Tone Dog Paw Pendant Accompanied With Chain
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $60- $90
$390 Bids
France - Napoléon III (1852-1870)
Sep 29, 1:30 PM CEST
France - Napoléon III (1852-1870)
by Millon Riviera
Est: €600- €800
€6000 Bids
gold medallion
Oct 06, 10:00 AM CEST
gold medallion
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€1600 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Gold Pendant Necklaces


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Sworders

Sworders

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Duran Arte y Subastas

Duran Arte y Subastas