A girandole is an earring
design in which three dangling pear-shaped ornaments are suspended from a central bow motif. This design enjoyed popularity for a hundred years, spanning part of the seventeenth century into the eighteenth. These designs were produced throughout Europe using all manner of gemstones
. When the fashion waned, the earrings were often disassembled and the parts re-purposed as pendants
and re-designed earrings.