It is common that we can think that pendants and necklaces are the same. However, a pendant features a small piece of jewelry hung onto the chain of the necklace itself. Pendants can also be featured on bracelets and anklets. Necklaces can feature a variety of designs and are often made from a variety of metals and gemstones.
A necklace is an article of jewelry that is worn around the neck. Necklaces may have been one of the earliest types of adornment worn by humans. They often serve ceremonial, religious, magical, or funerary purposes and are also used as symbols of wealth and status, given that they are commonly made of precious metals and stones.
The main component of a necklace is the band, chain, or cord that wraps around the neck. These are most often rendered in precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum. Necklaces often have additional attachments suspended or inset into the necklace itself. These attachments typically include pendants, lockets, amulets, crosses, and precious and semi-precious materials such as diamond, pearls, rubies, emeralds, garnets, and sapphires.
Prehistoric peoples often used natural materials such as feathers, bone, shells, and plant materials to create necklaces, but by the Bronze Age metallic jewelry had replaced pre-metallic adornments.
Necklaces have the ability to enhance outfits and draw attention to the wearers face. Cute Angel Market offers multiple choices from our Jewelry collection.
The word pendant derives from the Latin word pendere and Old French word pendr, both of which translate to "to hang down". It comes in the form of a loose-hanging piece of jewelry, generally attached by a small loop to a necklace, which may be known as a "pendant necklace". The extent to which the design of a pendant can be incorporated into an overall necklace makes it not always accurate to treat them as separate items.
Pendants are featured on a variety of popular necklace styles and often feature diamonds, jewels and lockets. The adornment can enhance clothing with a plain neckline.