Macaroni

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A macaroni is a longer version of a chatelaine. The difference lies in the fact that a macaroni does not have a belt or girdle suspensory hook. The macaroni chain was draped over a belt and had hooks at either end. One end generally suspended a medallion and five or so hooks for a watch and other necessaires. The other end usually suspended decorative tassels and a fausse montre. These chains could be quite elaborate with gemstones, pearls and enamel embellishments. The macaroni was popular from Georgian times into the late Victorian era and was sometimes referred to as a hookless chatelaine.

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