A bail is a loop of metal attached at the top of a pendant, stone or other jewelry object to allow it to hang from a chain or cord.
Turquoise and Diamond Pendant with a Simple Bail. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.
A Fancy Curled Bail with Diamonds. Photo Courtesy of Frances Klein Classic Jewels.
Victorian Garnet and Diamond Pendant with Diamond Bail. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.