Necklaces & Pendants

Necklaces & Pendants are wonderful pieces of jewelry that add the perfect finishing touch to any dress. Remaining an integral part of any outfit since the Gothic and Renaissance periods, love for this piece of jewelry has cut across boundaries, changing in designs and styles in keeping with existing fashions and with an aristocratic appeal throughout the eras. Our fascinating collection of rare and timeless necklaces and pendants features a selection of antique jewelry from the Victorian, Edwardian, Georgian, and Art Deco periods that display the beauty and quality craftsmanship of these timeless periods. 

Necklaces & Pendants - A Brief History

Some of the oldest necklaces date back to the late Gothic and early Renaissance periods and were made of precious metals along with inset stones. More than just a decorative art piece, these items were often symbolic and reflective of the social climate of the times. In between periods, necklaces became an essential element of the attire that symbolizes prosperity and status.

The Victorian era was the most significant period of antique and estate necklaces and pendants. Necklaces with black onyx, amethyst, sapphires, zircon, garnets, ruby, jet, along with the sapphire necklace, gold necklace, and diamond necklace became fashionable in this period. One of the classic forms of the necklace, a pendant, was worn as amulets and used to heal and protect. The famous sautoir necklace during the Art Deco movement is similar to today’s ultra-long pendant necklace. The main characteristics of these pendants were streamlined designs with white diamonds and a platinum mark.

Antique and Vintage Necklaces and Pendants

The vintage and antique necklaces and pendants have various forms, ranging from valuable chains and beads to precious stones and pearls. In jewelry trade terms, antique necklaces describe a piece of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Nouveau jewelry, whereas the vintage necklaces include Art Deco, Retro, and Mid Century jewelry pieces.  Historically, vintage and antique necklaces and pendants have never been out of fashion.

Here at Bidsquare antique auctions, we include stylish antique necklaces on sale at our online auction that, in addition to being rare and valuable items, represent secure investments to the discerning collectors. Some of the elegant pieces of these iconic necklaces and pendants at jewelry auctions featured on Bidsquare are designed by leading brands such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, George Jensen, Van Cleef & Arpels, Buccellati, and more.

Quick Facts about Necklaces and Pendants

  • A 1,00,000-year-old bead necklace made out of Nassarius shells is the oldest known jewelry known to humans. 
  • Necklaces only became a feminine item beginning in the 18th century.
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  • Necklace
    Price$2,500

    Necklace

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    $2,500
  • Tassel
    Price$6,500

    Tassel

    Universal Gems Internationa...
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    $6,500
  • Tassel
    Price$5,500

    Tassel

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    $5,500
  • Necklace
    Price$7,000

    Necklace

    Universal Gems Internationa...
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    $7,000
  • Silver & Gold Diamond Blue Zircon Pendant
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Silver & Gold Diamond Blue Zircon Pendant

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    $1,000 - $1,500
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    $75
  • 14k Art Deco Cigar Cutter Pendant
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    $1,500 - $2,000

    14k Art Deco Cigar Cutter Pendant

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    $1,500 - $2,000
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    $300
  • Art Deco Platinum Sapphire Diamond Cross
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    $2,500 - $3,500

    Art Deco Platinum Sapphire Diamond Cross

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    $2,500 - $3,500
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    $600
  • Victorian Platinum Pearl Diamond Bone Pendant 
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    $3,000 - $4,000

    Victorian Platinum Pearl Diamond Bone Pendant 

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    $3,000 - $4,000
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    $800
  • Platinum Art Deco Jade Onyx Ruby Pendant 
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    $5,000 - $7,000

    Platinum Art Deco Jade Onyx Ruby Pendant 

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    $5,000 - $7,000
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    $1,000
  • 18k Diamond Oval Pave Pendant
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    $3,500 - $4,500

    18k Diamond Oval Pave Pendant

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    $3,500 - $4,500
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    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $900
  • Platinum Diamond Pendant
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    $4,000 - $5,000

    Platinum Diamond Pendant

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    $4,000 - $5,000
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    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Platinum Peridot By The Yard 
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    $1,200 - $1,800

    Platinum Peridot By The Yard 

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,800
    Intervendue
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $150
  • 18k Two Tone Diamond Cross Pendant
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    $2,500 - $3,500

    18k Two Tone Diamond Cross Pendant

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    $2,500 - $3,500
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    $600
  • 18k Tanzanite Diamond Pendant
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    $2,500 - $3,500

    18k Tanzanite Diamond Pendant

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    $2,500 - $3,500
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    $600
  • Platinum Diamond Sapphire Target Pendant
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    $2,500 - $3,500

    Platinum Diamond Sapphire Target Pendant

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    $2,500 - $3,500
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    $400
  • Gold Diamond Pink Sapphire Necklace
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    $8,000 - $10,000

    Gold Diamond Pink Sapphire Necklace

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    $8,000 - $10,000
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    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $900
  • Victorian 18k Platinum Painting Diamond Pendant
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    $4,000 - $6,000

    Victorian 18k Platinum Painting Diamond Pendant

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    $4,000 - $6,000
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    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • 18k Topaz Carnelian Drop Pendant 
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    $2,000 - $4,000

    18k Topaz Carnelian Drop Pendant 

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    $2,000 - $4,000
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    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • 18k Italian Rope Necklace 
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    $5,500 - $8,500

    18k Italian Rope Necklace 

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    $5,500 - $8,500
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    $1,000
  • 18k Italian Retro Necklace
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    $7,500 - $10,000

    18k Italian Retro Necklace

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    $7,500 - $10,000
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    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • 18k Chain Necklace 
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    $3,000 - $400

    18k Chain Necklace 

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    $3,000 - $400
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    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $900
  • 18k Tourmaline Diamond Pendant 
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    $2,500 - $3,500

    18k Tourmaline Diamond Pendant 

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    $2,500 - $3,500
    Intervendue
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • Glamorous Peridot & Diamond Halo Pendant Necklace
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    $1,200 - $1,500

    Glamorous Peridot & Diamond Halo Pendant Necklace

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    $1,200 - $1,500
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $700
  • Contemporary Diamond & White Gold Pendant
    Estimate
    $1,800 - $2,250

    Contemporary Diamond & White Gold Pendant

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    $1,800 - $2,250
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Beautiful 14K Gold Omega Collar Necklace - 3mm Width
    Estimate
    $1,800 - $2,250

    Beautiful 14K Gold Omega Collar Necklace - 3mm Width

    Est.
    $1,800 - $2,250
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Fashionable Diamond & 14K Gold Quatrefoil Pendant Necklace
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,500

    Fashionable Diamond & 14K Gold Quatrefoil Pendant Neckl...

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    $1,200 - $1,500
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $700
  • Flexible & Adjustable 3.00ctw Diamond Choker Necklace - 18K White Gold
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $6,250

    Flexible & Adjustable 3.00ctw Diamond Choker Necklace -...

    Est.
    $5,000 - $6,250
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,000
  • Russian Jade, Diamond and 14K Pendant
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500

    Russian Jade, Diamond and 14K Pendant

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Kodner Galleries
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    $750
  • Beautiful Onyx & Carved Mother of Pearl Pendant
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,250

    Beautiful Onyx & Carved Mother of Pearl Pendant

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,250
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • Stunning Sapphire & Diamond Tennis Necklace
    Estimate
    $8,900 - $11,130

    Stunning Sapphire & Diamond Tennis Necklace

    Est.
    $8,900 - $11,130
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $4,500
  • Sculpted 14K Gold & Diamond Songbird Pin / Pendant
    Estimate
    $2,400 - $3,000

    Sculpted 14K Gold & Diamond Songbird Pin / Pendant

    Est.
    $2,400 - $3,000
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,450
  • Etruscan Revival 18K Gold, Amethyst & Pearl Pendant
    Estimate
    $3,300 - $4,130

    Etruscan Revival 18K Gold, Amethyst & Pearl Pendant

    Est.
    $3,300 - $4,130
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • Detailed Solid Gold Bull Fighter Pendant
    Estimate
    $480 - $600

    Detailed Solid Gold Bull Fighter Pendant

    Est.
    $480 - $600
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Platinum Pear Shaped Emerald & Diamond Necklace
    Estimate
    $850 - $1,070

    Platinum Pear Shaped Emerald & Diamond Necklace

    Est.
    $850 - $1,070
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Vivid Citrine & Diamond Pendant - 14K White Gold
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,250

    Vivid Citrine & Diamond Pendant - 14K White Gold

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,250
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • Contemporary Diamond & White Gold Bolo Necklace
    Estimate
    $600 - $750

    Contemporary Diamond & White Gold Bolo Necklace

    Est.
    $600 - $750
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
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    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Necklace
    Price$1,800

    Necklace

    Universal Gems Internationa...
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    $1,800
  • Pendant
    Price$9,500

    Pendant

    Universal Gems Internationa...
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    $9,500
  • Sunny Citrine & Diamond Pendant Necklace
    Estimate
    $550 - $690

    Sunny Citrine & Diamond Pendant Necklace

    Est.
    $550 - $690
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $330
  • Magnificent Diamond Riviere Necklace - 32.62 Carats
    Estimate
    $38,500 - $48,130

    Magnificent Diamond Riviere Necklace - 32.62 Carats

    Est.
    $38,500 - $48,130
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $22,500
  • 14kw Diamond Cross Pendant
    Estimate
    $1,100 - $1,380

    14kw Diamond Cross Pendant

    Est.
    $1,100 - $1,380
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $650
  • Diamond & Enamel "Evil Eye" Pendant Necklace
    Estimate
    $650 - $820

    Diamond & Enamel "Evil Eye" Pendant Necklace

    Est.
    $650 - $820
    Heritage Estate Jewelry
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • CHANEL Timeless CC Crystal Choker Necklace
    Price$750

    CHANEL Timeless CC Crystal Choker Necklace

    Consigned Designs
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    $750
  • CHANEL Timeless Classic Pearl 5 Crystal CC Logo Necklace
    Price$1,395

    CHANEL Timeless Classic Pearl 5 Crystal CC Logo Necklac...

    Consigned Designs
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    $1,395
  • Necklace
    Price$2,500

    Necklace

    Universal Gems Internationa...
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    $2,500
  • Tassel
    Price$7,500

    Tassel

    Universal Gems Internationa...
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    $7,500
  • Tassel
    Price$9,500

    Tassel

    Universal Gems Internationa...
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    $9,500
  • Pendant
    Price$5,000

    Pendant

    Universal Gems Internationa...
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    $5,000