Necklaces (Carcanets)

Carcanets (pronounced KAR-kuh-nets) are ornate, jeweled necklaces worn throughout the 16th century by well-dressed grand ladies. They ranged in length from close around the neck to longer and wider, very like collars of state.

composite carcanet horizontal

A collection of 16th Century portrait details, showing a variety of carcanet necklaces.

My version of these feature the Jeweled Tudor Ouches which you can also purchase separately, or which can be used in a matching Elizabethan Girdle or back billiment on a French Hood. The items shown below are in stock and ready-to-ship. Custom orders take four weeks from order to ship date.

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