A famous pendant is a kind of ornament that hangs from another piece of jewelry, usually in the form of a necklace. They can be made from a variety of materials, from shells to teeth to gems, and can be used to decorate the body, hold a picture, or even serve as an amulet. These are some of the oldest forms of bodily adornment.
In the Middle Ages, pendants were popular because they depicted religious subjects. Their characteristic jewels included reliquary pendants and cross pendants. The designs of the pendants were often framed in flowers or geometric decorative patterns. Most were enameled with religious subjects, such as the True Cross.
After the 16th century, pendants were more commonly used as decorative items. The pendants were crafted with intaglio and cameo cutting. During the Renaissance, pendants were modeled in high relief. They often depicted optimistic scenes of deification. Many pendants were made with Greek motifs.
Pendants were used by ancient Egyptian pharaohs, and they often had enormous ones. However, they were not usually worn as an entire necklace. Instead, they were worn as an amulet.
Several celebrities have worn diamond pendants. For example, the Hope diamond was reportedly given to Evalyn Walsh McLean in 1910. She continued to wear it until 1947. When she passed away, her jewelry collection was purchased by Harry Winston Inc. Afterward, the Hope diamond became a part of the Smithsonian Institution. It was subsequently featured in the film How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003).
Since then, diamond pendants have become a symbol of love and eternal life. Celebrities such as Kate Winslet and Andie Anderson have worn them as well. Another famous pendant is the Heart of the Ocean, which is made of diamonds, a heart-shaped blue diamond, and white diamonds. This necklace was inspired by a 1907 piece by Lyonnais designer Alphonse Augis.
Other famous pendants include the 67-carat Blue Diamond of the Crown, which was cut in 1673. Henry VIII wore a AB necklace. There were several versions of the necklace sold in the 18th century. Some were sold for as little as $20 to $80, while others were priced as high as $2 million.
One of the most famous pendants is the “Love Pendant,” which was created by the Lyonias designer Alphonse Augis in 1907. This is a rebus, or puzzle, that consists of a diamond plus sign, a ruby diamond, and the words “Que Demain” and “Qu’heir”.
In the late 1860s, the Chopard house was founded in France. Initially, the company was known for manufacturing watches for women. But in 1907, the famous pendant was created as an interpretation of the poem “Love”.
The pendant is a favorite for bridal parties, and is worn by many sexy celebrities. As a result, the original version of the necklace has soared in value. Today, one copy can go for as much as $5,000. Fortunately, the replica that was used in the movie Titanic is a much more affordable option.