[lav-uh-leer, lah-vuh-]
an ornamental pendant, usually jeweled, worn on a chain around the neck.
Also, lavalier, lavallière [French la-va-lyer] .

1915–20; after the Duchesse de La Vallière (1644–1710), one of the mistresses of Louis XIV Unabridged
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ornament hung from a chain worn around the neck. The lavaliere, which came into fashion in the 17th century, was usually a small, jewelled gold locket, though it could also be an enamelled locket or pendant

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