[riv-ee-air, ri-vyair; French ree-vyer]
noun, plural rivières [riv-ee-airz, ri-vyairz; French ree-vyer] .
a necklace of diamonds or other gems, especially in more than one string.

1875–80; < French: literally, river

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rivière (ˌrɪvɪˈɛə)
a necklace the diamonds or other precious stones of which gradually increase in size up to a large centre stone
[C19: from French: brook, river]

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