What is Necklace and Types of Necklaces

What is Necklace and Types of Necklaces

A necklace is an embroidery worn around the neck. Necklaces in the form of beads are one of the oldest kinds of jewelry known to people since the Paleolithic era. Currently, necklaces, like most ornaments, are worn mostly by women, but historically in many cultures necklaces were worn by men.

Types of necklaces

Barhotka – a kind of necklace- choker, which is a ribbon of fabric (most often velvet) or lace; They became popular in the European fashion of the 18th century and remained in fashion until the first decades of the 20th century. Often, additional velvet jewelry was attached to the velvet in the form of plaques or pendants.

Mangalsutra – a kind of necklace Indians used to perform the wedding. You can go and check Mangalsutra designs online with prices.

Beads – a necklace formed by stringing beads on a warp in the form of a thread. Beads can be made of pearls, glass, semiprecious stones, metal, plastic and other materials. Beads are known since ancient times and are popular nowadays.

Jazeran (Frenchjaseran) – is a gold chain adorned with rosettes with precious stones. In the 16th century, it was laid in one or two rows around a standing collar, arbitrarily placing the remaining length on the chest.

Collar (English collar- collar) – a historical men’s necklace, known in Europe since the Middle Ages. As a rule, it looks like a massive gold chain with pendants. Symbolized the power and status of the owner, for example, his title and title.

Necklace – (collier, collar) – a necklace with a clasp, freer than a choker, and adjacent to the neck. As a rule, we mean necklaces made of precious materials: gold, platinum, diamonds, pearls, precious stones.

Pendant – a necklace consisting of asuspensionormedallionon a thread or chain. Pendants have been known since the Paleolithic era and, probably, originally had the function of an amulet. Currently, the pendants are, along with beads and chokers, one of the most common types of necklaces.

Monisto –  is a voluminous necklace from several rows of beads and pendants made of various materials (gold, stones, coins, etc.) located on the chest. Since ancient times were known by many peoples, including Slavs, Udmurts, Turkmens, etc. Historically it looked like a status thing.

Pectoral – a historical breast ornament, probably derived from the protective ammunition of a warrior in antiquity. It is made, as a rule, from metal, is fastened behind on a neck. The most famous is the goldenScythian pectoral from the burial mound Tolstaya Mogila, dated IV century BC. Reminiscent pectoral necklaces, mantles were characteristic of the culture of ancient Egypt.

Soutar (from the French porter en sautoir ) –  is a pearl necklace consisting of a very long necklace or chain threads, either closed or with additional ornaments at the ends. The minimum length of the suture is 80 cm.

A clasp (Fermor, from a farmer- to lock) – a necklace with a precious clasp and this clasp itself, acting as a separate decoration.

Choker, or necklace-collar – necklace, tightly covering the neck. Historically, the indigenous peoples of America and some of the peoples of Africa and Asia (including chokers include high necklaces stretching the neck of women). In Europe, fashion for the chokers appeared in the era of the Late Middle Ages.

The neck hryvnia is a traditional decoration in the form of a gold, silver or copper hoop worn around the neck. It appeared in theBronze Age [4]; known among many peoples, including the Slavs, theCelts(the Celtic analog of the hryvnia is called torques or torques ), the Scythians Sarmatians, Persians, and others.