Necklaces come in many styles and lengths, hugging close to the neck and hanging all the way to the waist. Most necklaces are simply decorative, but some can serve a specific purpose such as suspending a lorgnette or watch. As the necklace evolved through the years, the popularity of certain gemstones, the decolletage on garments, and even current artistic preferences attached themselves to the humble necklace. Choose from the Necklaces pictorial glossary below to explore this formidable jewelry type.
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