Vintage & Antique Necklaces & Pendants Auctions

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 for sale at auction 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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  • Arman "Paint Tube” Necklace, 5 Charms
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,200

    Arman "Paint Tube” Necklace, 5 Charms

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,200
  • Art Nouveau 14k Gold Blister Pearl Pendant Necklace c1905
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    Art Nouveau 14k Gold Blister Pearl Pendant Necklace c19...

    Est.
    $500 - $700
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • CHANEL 10P CC Camellia Flower Chain Link Necklace
    Price$1,095

    CHANEL 10P CC Camellia Flower Chain Link Necklace

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    Consigned Designs
    Buy Now Price
    $1,095
  • Bottega Veneta Oxidized Silver Multi Stone Necklace NEW
    Price$4,500

    Bottega Veneta Oxidized Silver Multi Stone Necklace NEW...

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    Consigned Designs
    Buy Now Price
    $4,500
  • An opal and diamond waterfall necklace
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000

    An opal and diamond waterfall necklace

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
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    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,100
  • Two cultured pearl necklaces, including Mikimoto
    Estimate
    $150 - $250

    Two cultured pearl necklaces, including Mikimoto

    Est.
    $150 - $250
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    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • A group of six jade pendants
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    A group of six jade pendants

    Est.
    $600 - $800
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    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $450
  • Vintage Tiffany Platinum and Pearl Necklace
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Vintage Tiffany Platinum and Pearl Necklace

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Long 8mm Cultured Pearl Necklace
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Long 8mm Cultured Pearl Necklace

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Studio Art Five Strand Polychrome Necklace
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Studio Art Five Strand Polychrome Necklace

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Hermes Lift Pendant on Cord
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Hermes Lift Pendant on Cord

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Silver Mounted Roman Glass Necklace
    Estimate
    $150 - $250

    Silver Mounted Roman Glass Necklace

    Est.
    $150 - $250
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $70
  • Large Group of Beaded Necklaces
    Estimate
    $100 - $150

    Large Group of Beaded Necklaces

    Est.
    $100 - $150
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Two Indian Beaded Necklaces
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Two Indian Beaded Necklaces

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • African Graduated Wood Beaded Necklace
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    African Graduated Wood Beaded Necklace

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Greek Sterling Silver Worry Beads
    Estimate
    $100 - $150

    Greek Sterling Silver Worry Beads

    Est.
    $100 - $150
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • A Retro gold and diamond necklace
    Estimate
    $4,500 - $5,500

    A Retro gold and diamond necklace

    Est.
    $4,500 - $5,500
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    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $3,375
  • A pair of Indian coral and diamond ear pendants
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,800

    A pair of Indian coral and diamond ear pendants

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,800
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    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $900
  • A diamond necklace
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    A diamond necklace

    Est.
    $500 - $700
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    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $375
  • A ruby and diamond pendant
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    A ruby and diamond pendant

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
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    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • 18K Yellow Gold Pearl and Diamond Necklace
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    18K Yellow Gold Pearl and Diamond Necklace

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Nye & Co.
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $2,000
  • 18K and Blue Enamel Faberge Egg Necklace
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000

    18K and Blue Enamel Faberge Egg Necklace

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Roberto Coin 18K Gold & Diamond Pendant Necklace
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Roberto Coin 18K Gold & Diamond Pendant Necklace

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Nye & Co.
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $200
  • Three Persian Hardstone Prayer Bead Necklaces
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Three Persian Hardstone Prayer Bead Necklaces

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Antique 14k Gold Cameo Pendant Brooch Lot of 4
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    Antique 14k Gold Cameo Pendant Brooch Lot of 4

    Est.
    $500 - $700
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • David Yurman Silver 14k Gold Cable Necklace
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    David Yurman Silver 14k Gold Cable Necklace

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Antique 14k Rose Gold Fob Chain Necklace
    Estimate
    $650 - $800

    Antique 14k Rose Gold Fob Chain Necklace

    Est.
    $650 - $800
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Vintage 14k Gold Movable 3D Charm Lot 6pc
    Estimate
    $450 - $600

    Vintage 14k Gold Movable 3D Charm Lot 6pc

    Est.
    $450 - $600
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Marco Bicego Jaipur Gold Diamond Circle Pendant Necklace
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000

    Marco Bicego Jaipur Gold Diamond Circle Pendant Necklac...

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • JADE NECKLACE AND PEARL EARRINGS
    Estimate
    $150 - $200

    JADE NECKLACE AND PEARL EARRINGS

    Est.
    $150 - $200
    Wiederseim Associates, Inc....
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $75
  • French 1970s 18k Gold Diamond Pendant Necklace
    Estimate
    $12,000 - $15,000

    French 1970s 18k Gold Diamond Pendant Necklace

    Est.
    $12,000 - $15,000
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $7,000
  • Marco Bicego Cairo Diamond 18k Gold Three Strand Necklace
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,000

    Marco Bicego Cairo Diamond 18k Gold Three Strand Neckla...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,000
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • Italian 18k Gold Diamond Pendant
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000

    Italian 18k Gold Diamond Pendant

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Midcentury Platinum Gemstone Diamond Charm Lot of 4
    Estimate
    $650 - $900

    Midcentury Platinum Gemstone Diamond Charm Lot of 4

    Est.
    $650 - $900
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $400
  • Kalo Sterling Locket Large Oval Pendant
    Estimate
    $75 - $100

    Kalo Sterling Locket Large Oval Pendant

    Est.
    $75 - $100
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $50
  • David Yurman Silver Diamond Onyx Chatelaine Pendant Necklace
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    David Yurman Silver Diamond Onyx Chatelaine Pendant Nec...

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • 14k Gold Diamond Locket Charm Pendant
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    14k Gold Diamond Locket Charm Pendant

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Van Cleef & Arpels France 1980s Chrysoprase Diamond Gold Braided Necklace
    Estimate
    $7,000 - $9,000

    Van Cleef & Arpels France 1980s Chrysoprase Diamond Gol...

    Est.
    $7,000 - $9,000
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $4,500
  • A diamond fringe necklace
    Estimate
    $10,000 - $15,000

    A diamond fringe necklace

    Est.
    $10,000 - $15,000
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    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $7,500
  • A long diamond necklace
    Estimate
    $10,000 - $15,000

    A long diamond necklace

    Est.
    $10,000 - $15,000
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    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $7,500
  • A pair of diamond ear pendants
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    A pair of diamond ear pendants

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    E
    John Moran Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $3,000
  • Trio 18k Gold Carved Jade Necklace
    Estimate
    $4,500 - $6,000

    Trio 18k Gold Carved Jade Necklace

    Est.
    $4,500 - $6,000
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $3,500
  • Gucci Vintage Silver Blue Enamel Knot Choker Necklace
    Estimate
    $450 - $600

    Gucci Vintage Silver Blue Enamel Knot Choker Necklace

    Est.
    $450 - $600
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $300
  • Tiffany & Co Silver Heart Padlock Pendant Necklace
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Tiffany & Co Silver Heart Padlock Pendant Necklace

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • SeidenGang 18k Gold Amethyst Tourmaline Pearl Pendant Necklace
    Estimate
    $2,800 - $3,600

    SeidenGang 18k Gold Amethyst Tourmaline Pearl Pendant N...

    Est.
    $2,800 - $3,600
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,800
  • Chopard 18k Gold Diamond Pendant Two Strand Necklace
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000

    Chopard 18k Gold Diamond Pendant Two Strand Necklace

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti 18k Gold Diamond Open Heart Pendant Necklace
    Estimate
    $2,300 - $3,000

    Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti 18k Gold Diamond Open Heart P...

    Est.
    $2,300 - $3,000
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • 14k Gold Aquamarine Pearl Long Necklace
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000

    14k Gold Aquamarine Pearl Long Necklace

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Farber Auctioneers and Appr...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $900