Brief History of Necklaces

Different civilizations opted for different necklace lengths and necklace types at certain points in history. The earliest necklaces known to man were made out of natural shells, bone, stones and teeth, gathered from successful hunting trips. These were later replaced by fashioned beads – and various prehistoric grave sites confirm their popularity. The ancient Egyptians made beads of glass and glazed pottery, which they would later use in the creation of various necklace types.

Chain and Pendant

The invention of the chain was soon followed by the invention of the pendant – and these gained their popularity in ancient Egypt, as well as among the Romans and Greeks of the time. More often than not, pendants were symbolic charms, used by the wearer as protective talismans against evil.
Necklaces experienced another flourishing era during the Renaissance period, when they even exceeded the popularity of brooches and became an emblem of wealth and social status. Soon after the Renaissance years, necklaces vanished from the limelight. The reason: the fashions of the 17th century featured high-neck garments with ruffles and lace collars.
Reading this reminded me of Captain caveman with his tooth necklace! Does that make me old?

Picking The Right Necklace


Before purchasing any necklace, take the time to measure around your neck and down to the focal point you prefer. Using a string or another necklace is an easy way to do this.
Write down your measurement.
For chokers, add two inches to your neck measurement for a comfortable length.
Do you prefer a choker or a longer necklace?

Necklace chains can be of several different types.

Byzantine Weave

This chain is known as Byzantine weave and its made of individual jump rings which are linked together to make a repeating pattern.
For some reason the copper version of this is the most popular! This particular necklace is my most expensive item, £45 plus postage (at 14 March 2023)

Amethyst Stone

This is one of my favourite necklaces, made using amethyst chips and silver plated copper wire.


Amethyst is a natural tranquilliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety, alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.

Powerful Protective Stone

Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. It has strong healing and cleansing powers, calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation.


Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams, encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
Amethyst is most definitely my favourite crystal.
This necklace is available for £25 plus postage (at 14 March 2023). Contact me for info or to buy.