16th & Early 17th Century Pendants

Renaissance Jewels, Gold Boxes and Objets De Vertu: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Jewels and Jewelry

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd

Jewels and Jewellery

While I refer to these as “pendants,” the Elizabethan English term seems to be “jewels” – the “pendants” on a jewel are the bits that dangle from the bottom.

See also Pendants & Brooches for examples of where such jewels were worn – pinned to hair or garments, and/or dangling from necklaces; there are additional photos at Monstrous Animals: Hanging Animal Pendants of the Late Renaissance.