Necklaces

Necklaces

A necklace is an article of jewelry worn around the neck. Necklaces have been an integral part of jewelry since the time of ancient civilizations and pre-date the invention of writing. Necklaces are believed to be as old as 40,000 years, during the Stone Age. The oldest necklaces were made of purely natural materials - before weaving and the invention of string, durable vines or pieces of animal left over from hunts were tied together and adorned with shells, bones or teeth or colourful skins of animals, bird feathers, corals, carved pieces of wood, colorful seeds or stones or naturally occurring gems, or other beautiful or artful natural elements found nearby.

After the Bronze Age began and humans discovered how to melt metal and cast it into shapes, bronze, copper, silver, gold, electrum, platinum and a variety of other metals were used to make eye-catching necklaces for both men and women, and metal chains became possible.Gemcutting and glassblowing allowed faceted and highly polished gemstones and/or beautiful art glass to be added to pieces.

In the modern era, a variety of new metals are available for necklaces that earlier generations could not properly melt until high-temperature crucibles and blowtorches were developed, such as stainless steel and titanium; electroplating has enabled mass ownership of gold (or at least gold-veneer) jewelry.

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Aquamarine Necklace
Beautiful necklace with genuine Aquamarine stones.  Eight rows. Lobster closure. Vintage. ..
$170.00 $120.00
Beaded Masai style Necklace
Stunning necklace, handmade in Indonesia, with colorful glass beads : coral, turquoise, red, beige. ..
$45.00
Beaded Necklace
Six rows of ceramic beads: red, white and blue, interspaced with small resin beads...perfect for the..
$19.99
Beaded Necklace - Multi Blue
Very prety necklace, handmade in India.  Woith a multide of colorful glass and ceramic beads, t..
$17.00 $14.99
Beaded Necklace - Multi Red
Very nice necklace handmade in India.  Over ten rows of multi colored glass and ceramic beads, ..
$15.00 $14.99
Blue Beaded Necklace
Three ways to wear this very nice necklace, handmade in India.  Long strand of blue glass beads..
$19.00 $14.99
Carnelian Necklace
A stately ecklace made of several twisted genuine Carnelia stones.  One large dark etched Carne..
$150.00 $120.00
Ethnic Necklace & Earrings Set
Beautiul Ethnic Masai Necklace, handmade in Indonesia with multiple strands of glass seed beads: red..
$48.00
Gold and Red Necklace
Beautiful long necklace that can be worn several different ways.  Made with golden and brwon ce..
$29.99
Lapis Lazuli Necklace
From Tibet comes this lavish necklace made of genuine Lapis Lazuli stone.  Twisted rows of ston..
$150.00 $120.00
Lapis Lazuli Necklace - 2
Beautiful Lapis necklace with five Lapis Lazuli gemstones in silver bezels and three teardrop Lapis ..
$29.99
Long Gold and Pink beads Necklace
Versatile necklace that can be worn doubled or as a bracelet. Handmade in India with pink, white and..
$17.00 $14.99
Multi-Color Beaded Necklace
Vibrant necklace handmade in India,  Multiple rows of glass and ceramic beads in a multi color ..
$17.00 $14.99
Multi-color beads necklace
Simple and fun necklace with multi-color beads on a silver chain. Goes right over the head with no c..
$16.00
Necklace - Black and Silver
Lovely handmade necklace with three rows of black and silver beads, mounted on silver chains. Adjust..
$16.00
Pastel Green Necklace
Very nice pastel green necklace.  Tear drop glass beads on a silver chain.  Adjustable lob..
$19.99