Necklaces and Pendants
The word pendant derives from the Latin word "pendere", and Old French word "pendre", both of which translate to "to hang down". It comes in the form of a loose-hanging piece of jewelry, generally attached by a small loop to a necklace.
One of the earliest types of bodily adornment is a pendant. Attractive rocks shells and other indigenous materials were used. In Ancient Egypt, Pharaohs normally wore scarab beetle pendants to symbolize their wealth and power. Royalty and nobility in Ancient Egypt also wore a certain type of pendant called a cartouche.