A pendant is the part of a necklace that hangs from the chain. Some necklaces feature a single pendant or talisman-like amulet, other necklaces are virtually strung with pendants, often of graduated size (largest at the bottom, with successively smaller sizes on either side). Solitary precious gemstones, as well as settings holding clusters of jewels such as diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, are common, if expensive, types of pendants. Other pendants are simpler, such as lockets bearing a loved one’s photograph or lock of their hair. Cameos can also be worn on necklaces as pendants, and during the Victorian Era, micro-mosaics were all the rage.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

All About Jewels Dictionary

All About Jewels Dictionary

This incredible reference dictionary on jewelry, from Enchantedlearning.com, is both beautiful and comprehensive. S… [read review or visit site]

Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry

Morning Glory Antiques and Jewelry

Jewelry collectors, feast your eyes on this internet gem! It's a goldmine of jewelry information featuring all styl… [read review or visit site]

Cathy Gordon's Jewelry Gallery

Cathy Gordon's Jewelry Gallery

With its vast galleries featuring clear images of jewelry and style, this site really covers it all! Divided up by … [read review or visit site]

Jewel History

Jewel History

Since March of 2007, readers of Lori Ettlinger Gross’s JewelHistory blog have been treated to her weekly (sometim… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Exquisite Art Nouveau Silver & Plique A Jour Enamel Pendant Pforzheim German 935Antique Chinese Carved Pink Tourmaline Fruit Nut Toggle Pendant 18.36 GramsMagnificent Murrle Bennett Silver & Enamel Pendant For Liberty & Co Antique 18ct Gold & Turquoise & Coral 1920s Egyptian Revival Isis Charm PendantAntique Victorian Gold B&f Enamel Forget Me Not Love Token Photo Locket PendantAntique Art Deco Chinese 14k Gold Apple Green Jadeite Jade Pendant NecklaceEstate 5.14 Ct Vs1/e Natural Diamond Pendant Necklace 14k White Gold Top FireExquisite Art Nouveau Silver Enamel Pendant By Charles Horner 190718ct Gold Victorian White Coral,turquoise,negligee Pendant Necklace, Fitted CaseVintage Designer 1.69ctw Natural Heart Shaped Diamond Platinum Pendant Necklace~rare Art Deco 14k White Gold Necklace With 14k Camphor Glass & Diamond Pendant~Georg Jensen Boxed Vintage Sterling Silver 2001 Pendant Of The Year W/chain, 11 Natural Colombian Emerald And Diamond Necklace Pendant In 14k Gold VtgStunning Murrle Bennett & Co Art Nouveau Silver And Enamel PendantMagnificent Art Nouveau Silver Enamel Pendant By Charles Horner 1909Fine German Secessionist Amethyst Gold Pendant NecklaceFine Early 19th Century Garnet 18ct Rose Gold Pendant/broochAntique Art Deco Chinese 14k Gold Carved Carnelian Pendant Beaded Necklace 80 G.Fine Large Vintage Gold 5 Carat Opal Pendant14k Emerald Diamond Pendant Vintage Necklace Fine Heavy Yellow Gold 3.45 Carats!Fine Victorian Gold Engraved Locket Pendant And ChainVery Fine Art Nouveau Silver Enamel Pendant By Schaverien & Eastmead 1909Antique Art Deco 2 Inch Chinese Carved Pink Green Tourmaline Pendant 20.37 GramsEdwardian 9ct Gold Amethyst Pearl Pendant And Chain Necklace 15 Inches28mm Oriental Jade Pendant Solid 14k Gold Bail & Mount, Weight 4.1gVintage Natural 63.54ctw Pink Tourmaline Diamond & Mop 18k Gold Enhancer PendantAntique Chester 9ct Gold Amethyst Seed Pearl Swallow Pendant & Chain 18 InchesHearts On Fire .55ctw Ideal Diamond 18k White Gold Beloved Pendant Necklace SetSolid Silver Uni David Andersen ,large Modernist Pendant ,unn Tangerud ,norwayAntique Large Victorian Ornate Sterling Silver Locket Pendant C 1880'sA Stunning Art And Crafts Silver Enamel Pendant C.1910Antique Edwardian Art Nouveau 9ct Gold Amethyst & Pearl Pendant Maker- Gv & CoVintage 9ct Gold Hallmarked Pear PendantAntique Art Deco Silver Carved Lapis Sapphire Blue Peking Glass Pendant NecklaceAntique Vintage 3-strand Chinese 14k Gold Pink Tourmaline Pearl Pendant NecklaceEdwardian 9ct Rose Gold Amethyst Pearl Pendant A Stunning Pat Cheney Silver Enamel Pendant Or Brooch For Ortak40mm Oriental Jade Pendant Solid 14k Gold Bail & Mount, Weight 15.9gFrench Designer 1.06ctw Colorless Diamond 18k Gold Fleur Pendant Omega NecklaceAntique 1906 Hmark 9ct Rose Gold Christmas Robin Love Token Photo Locket PendantAntique Edwardian 9ct Gold Amethyst Lavaliere Pendant & Chain By Simon BrothersAntique Russian? Solid Gilded Silver Semi Precious Gem Set Holy Cross PendantVintage 14ct 14 Carat Gold & Moonstone Glass Man In The Moon Charm PendantJack Spencer Modernist Sterling Silver Pendant 1978 15.9 GramsTiffany & Co Vintage 1960's Natural 1.20ctw Ruby 18k Yellow Gold Flower PendantVintage 9ct Gold Huge 21.6ct Amethyst Necklace Pendant - Kenya 1981 ReceiptRare Tudor Period Silver & Rock Crystal Drop Pendant C. 16th - 17th Century AdVintage 1970s 14k Gold Amazing Australian Opal & .45ct Diamond Cluster Pendant14kt Yel Gold Cultured Freshwater Pearl Diamond Ruby Necklace Enhancer PendantAntique Edwardian 9ct Gold Blue Stone Pendant & Chain NecklaceFine Victorian Blue Gem Stone Large Gold Art Nouveau PendantFine Jade Cluster 18k Gold Pendant On ChainLovely Vintage 18ct Gold & Enamel Moving Punch & Judy Show Pendant / CharmAntique Art Deco 1930 Silver 22ct Gold Enamel Egyptian Sarcophagus Charm/pendantAntique Egyptian Revival Mummy Sarcophagus Pipe Tamper Fob Or Pendant Or SealRare Art Nouveau 9 Ct Pink Rose Gold Fire Opal Pendant Vintage Green Jade And Pearl Pea Pod Pendant 14k Gold Top 1-5/8" By 1/2"Vintage 9ct Gold Hallmarked Thermometer Pendant Charm 2.7gramsStunning 9ct Gold White Topaz & Diamond Pendant Hallmarked 375.Le Vian Vintage .50ctw Chocolate Vanilla Diamond 14k Honey Gold Pendant Necklace