1) A piece of lace or ribbon to go round a person’s neck.

1558 one ounce of blake silke ... iij necklaces and ij paire of gloves, Knaresborough

1636 ‘a woman for stealing a piece of a necklace, a childes bibb’, Thirsk. As an item of jewellery ‘necklace’ is on record from c.1590.

dates 1558 1636

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