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The Sautoir Necklace

sau·toir [soh-twahr, saw-; French soh-twar]  noun, plural sau·toirs  [soh-twahrz, saw-; French soh-twar] 1.a ribbon, chain, scarf, or the like, tied around the neck in such a manner that the ends cross over each other. 2.a chain to which a pendant is attached, worn around the neck. A sautoir is a French term for a long necklace that suspends a tassle or other ornament. This type of necklace first became popular during the Edwardian era because Queen Alexandra often wore them. If the design is one long “jump rope” style, it can be worn loose with […]

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