Carcanet, the diminutive of carcan, a chain;—it means a necklace.
Paragon of jewels enchased in a carcanet of dazzling brilliants!
But he must indeed have been in a hurry when, as would here seem, he confounded 'casket' and 'carcanet'.
On her dress was no ornament whatever, neither was there a ring on her hand, or a necklace or carcanet about her neck.
The editor was here obliged to omit a score of pages, in which the only thing worth preserving was a carcanet of sulphur springs.
You have £2000 worth of jewels over what is in the paper; but the carcanet shall be forthcoming.
Col. Turner afterwards restored the carcanet, the only jewel which he had not restored before.
And sodaynly caught hir by the hayre of the head, and in steade of a Carcanet placed a roape about her necke.
Nowadays they have restored the carcanet and kept the rivière as well, both terms being in common use.
Over his clustering hair he wore a carcanet of diamonds, surmounted by the precious plumage of the bird of Paradise.