Carcanet



a woman’s ornamental circlet for the hair, often of gold decorated with jewels or pearls.
Historical Examples

carcanet, the diminutive of carcan, a chain;—it means a necklace.
The Eve of All-Hallows, Vol. 3 (of 3) Matthew Weld Hartstonge

But he must indeed have been in a hurry when, as would here seem, he confounded ‘casket’ and ‘carcanet’.
Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III John Cleveland

Col. Turner afterwards restored the carcanet, the only jewel which he had not restored before.
State Trials, Political and Social Various

On her dress was no ornament whatever, neither was there a ring on her hand, or a necklace or carcanet about her neck.
The Princess and the Goblin George MacDonald

Paragon of jewels enchased in a carcanet of dazzling brilliants!
All Around the Moon Jules Verne

The editor was here obliged to omit a score of pages, in which the only thing worth preserving was a carcanet of sulphur springs.
Mr. Jacobs Arlo Bates

You have £2000 worth of jewels over what is in the paper; but the carcanet shall be forthcoming.
State Trials, Political and Social Various

Nowadays they have restored the carcanet and kept the rivière as well, both terms being in common use.
Stories about Famous Precious Stones Mrs Goddard Orpen

And sodaynly caught hir by the hayre of the head, and in steade of a carcanet placed a roape about her necke.
The Palace of Pleasure William Painter

Over his clustering hair he wore a carcanet of diamonds, surmounted by the precious plumage of the bird of Paradise.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 392, June, 1848 Various

noun
(archaic) a jewelled collar or necklace

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