Do you know what a lavalier is? It is a typical element of jewelry and who knows how many times you have worn it. In practice, a lavalier is … ♦
Things to know: if they ask you if you like a lavalier, sometimes also called lavaliere or lavalliere, know that indicates a pendant attached to a chain, which is worn as a necklace. This style, some say, comes from the name of the Duchess de la Valliere, one of the lovers of King Louis XIV of France. It seems that she often wore one. For others, however, this type of jewelry has become fashionable in the early twentieth century and refers to actress Eve Lavallière. This kind of necklace in those years often consisted of a simple silk cord which was tied a pendant shaped elaborate, with woven motifs. As those worn of the Princess of Greece (Marie Bonaparte) who received a bow tie with two diamonds in the cone, or the lavaliere of the Empress of Russia, with amethysts. Note that Eva Lavallière, actress active in France in the late nineteenth century, had been working in a hat factory, tying ribbons. But it was of Italian origin: his real name was Eve Ferroglio. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the term lavaliere was sometimes used in France during the Third Republic to describe silk scarf knotted loosely carried a man with long sides pendants.