Necklaces are one of the world’s oldest forms of jewellery. While the earliest known pieces may have been made from whatever materials were available, primarily bones and shells, there is evidence that the Ancient Egyptians wore large pendants made from precious stones, not too dissimilar to the pendant necklaces we see today.
Each Bauhaus piece is highly unique — the type of jewellery you are unlikely to find anywhere else. With pieces crafted by designers all over the world, including right here in Australia, our jewellery tells a story and will reflect your individual and distinctive style. If you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind necklace pendant, you’ve come to the right place.
A pendant necklace is a type of necklace — one of the most popular, in fact. It differs from other necklace styles in that it features a small piece of jewellery — often a precious stone, amulet, or talisman — that hangs on the chain of the necklace itself.
The practice of wearing a pendant necklace can be traced back to the Stone Age, when it was common for people to wear teeth, stones, and shells attached to a chain around the neck. Ancient Egyptian pharaohs often wore pendants that were quite large and opulent, depicting religiously significant scenes or shaped to mimic sacred entities, including vultures, falcons, scarabs, and serpents.
Pendant necklaces were primarily worn as a religious item until the 16th century when Renaissance artists saw the pendant as an opportunity to produce beautiful, elegant statement pieces that not only reflected important stories and deities but added a unique and artistic touch to any outfit.
These days, a pendant necklace can be worn in an everyday setting or as an attention-grabbing piece that caps off a special ensemble. Either way, choose a necklace pendant that speaks to you and reflects your style and personality.
EYE MEDALLION NECKLACE
Many types of jewellery feature a centrally positioned eye, often referred to as ‘the Evil Eye’. But what does this mean?
This symbol is far more than a simple trend and many cultures throughout the world take the emblem very seriously. Known as a ‘mati’ in Greek, the evil eye is believed to be a curse that gives someone bad luck. Wearing this symbol on your jewellery is said to protect you from the malevolent effects of mati and provide you with power against untoward spirits.
There are many different types of evil eyes and accompanying stories that explain their meaning. As is the case with all types of jewellery, certain colours represent distinct beliefs. An evil eye that is light blue, for example, speaks to broadening your horizons and pursuing new opportunities.
However, some people choose to wear an eye pendant necklace simply because they appreciate the style and aesthetic. Bauhaus’ Eye Medallion Necklace is unique and distinct. Made from mixed metals and rhinestones, it is a classic pendant necklace that tells a story. The chain sits at 42–47cm long and the pendant itself is 2.4cm in diameter, meaning you can wear it on the outside of your clothes to make a statement or tuck it beneath to keep yourself protected against untoward luck.
With five fixed rhinestones surrounding the eye and a sixth set in the centre, the Eye Medallion Necklace is the perfect addition to any outfit.
In addition to our pendant necklaces, Bauhaus’ extensive jewellery line includes earrings, rings, bracelets, and more. At Bauhaus, we are proud to stock a range of designers from both Australia and abroad. Our pieces are high-quality, unique, and perfect for those looking to make a statement in their choice of jewellery. Whether you’re searching for a necklace gift or a little something for yourself, enjoy browsing our range. We hope you find exactly what you’re looking for.