Bail

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.

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Turquoise and Diamond Pendant with a Simple Bail. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.

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A Fancy Curled Bail with Diamonds. Photo Courtesy of Frances Klein Classic Jewels.

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Victorian Garnet and Diamond Pendant with Diamond Bail. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.