Archeologists have discovered that necklaces may date back 75,000 years. They have found necklaces from this time period made of shells, stones and other natural objects. Necklaces have been worn throughout history and used as marks of distinction. During ancient Egyptian times, richly ornamented necklaces were a principle part of the dress for both men and women. The number and types of jewels that adorned these works of art could display social status. The Greek and Roman cultures also wore necklaces of gold, richly adorned with precious gemstones. We see the layering of necklaces begin around the fourteenth century. A woman's level of wealth was shown by how many and what type of necklaces she wore. Today necklaces are worn for a variety of reasons...personal decoration, religious significance, and symbolic reasons being some of the most popular. We carry an amazing collection of necklaces at Eddie Lanes. Our selection of gold chain is outstanding, and we are truly proud of our gemstone collection of necklaces. Whether you are looking for a piece that can be mixed and matched with other necklaces on a daily basis, or that stunning piece that you will wear on the most special occasions of your life, we definately have the necklace you are looking for!