Girandole earrings became fashionable in 17th century Europe when women began to wear their hair up. These multi-pendant earrings are the precursors of chandeliers. Indeed their name comes from the crystal pendant candelabras of the era. The original girandoles were so heavy, some ladies had to attach ribbons from the earrings to their hair to take the weight off their ears! Book Review, Classical Elegance, The Beading Gem's Journal
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