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Necklaces & Pendants - General

The necklace and pendant styles enjoyed today hearken from a vast history dating back to the earliest days of humankind’s existence. The wearing of necklaces stems from the ancient practice of wearing rudimentary charms or talismans simply suspended from one’s neck. These objects, typically made from organic sources, were intended to protect the wearer and to ward off malicious forces.

As time progressed and humans developed more finessed technologies, the elemental nature of early necklaces and pendants began to rapidly transform. More complex good luck charms, for example, emerged in the form of the locket. Ancient cultures also began experimenting with new metals and gems, the desire for which grew exponentially as a symbol of both wealth and beauty.

Royals from the ancient world to the present have enveloped themselves in lavish necklaces and pendants, and it was their demand for finely crafted jewels that, in turn, encouraged the development of some of the most prominent jewelry design houses. This culture of craftsmanship is still today upheld by some of the industry’s biggest names, from Bulgari to Tiffany, making a fine necklace or pendant an ideal investment.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Sterling silver modernist necklace by Björn Weckström for Lapponia.
Dec 09, 11:00 AM CET
Sterling silver modernist necklace by Björn Weckström for Lapponia.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €100- €150
€605 Bids
Sterling Silver B Pendant
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver B Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$105 Bids
Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$165 Bids
Sterling Silver Butterfly Pendant
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Butterfly Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$184 Bids
Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$114 Bids
Sterling Silver Necklace & Key Pendant
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Necklace & Key Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$43 Bids
Sterling Silver Devil Pendant
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Devil Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$83 Bids
Navajo Sterling Silver Coin Necklace, Circa 1950s-1960s
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
Navajo Sterling Silver Coin Necklace, Circa 1950s-1960s
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $500- $800
$3753 Bids
Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace, Circa 1930s
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace, Circa 1930s
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $800- $1,200
$6503 Bids
Estate Pendants
Dec 13, 6:00 PM EST
Estate Pendants
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$22 Bids
Sterling Silver Oh Shit Pendant
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Oh Shit Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$12 Bids
Sterling silver Pomellato 'Dodo' circular pendant.
Dec 09, 11:00 AM CET
Sterling silver Pomellato 'Dodo' circular pendant.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €60- €80
€202 Bids
Sterling Silver Mexico Monogram Pendant
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Mexico Monogram Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$22 Bids
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STERLING SILVER CHAIN AND ART NOUVEAU STYLE PENDANT, BOTH MARKED 'STERLING', TOTAL WEIGHT 18.5G
Dec 13, 9:00 AM AEST
STERLING SILVER CHAIN AND ART NOUVEAU STYLE PENDANT, BOTH MARKED 'STERLING', TOTAL WEIGHT 18.5G
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD202 Bids
Sterling Silver And Art Glass Pendant
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver And Art Glass Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$52 Bids
Sterling Star Pendant
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Star Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver Infinity Sign Necklace
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Infinity Sign Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
1924 $20 WALKING LIBERTY COIN PENDANT AND CHAIN.
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
1924 $20 WALKING LIBERTY COIN PENDANT AND CHAIN.
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0001 Bid
SARAH COVENTRY NECKLACE
Dec 13, 11:00 AM EST
SARAH COVENTRY NECKLACE
by Vintage Auctions Online
Est: $25- $100
$51 Bid
Italy Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Italy Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver Necklace & Live Laugh Love Pendant
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Necklace & Live Laugh Love Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Necklaces & Pendants - General


Greenwich Auction

Greenwich Auction

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery

McCurley Auction Company

McCurley Auction Company

Vintage Auctions Online

Vintage Auctions Online