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A necklace of precious stones, generally set in one strand.
[French rivière (de diamants), river (of diamonds), from Old French rivere, from Vulgar Latin *rīpāria; see river.]
(Jewellery) a necklace of diamonds or other precious stones which gradually increase in size up to a large centre stone
[C19: from French: brook, river]
ri•vière(ˌrɪv iˈɛər, rɪˈvyɛər)
a necklace of diamonds or other gems.
[1875–80; < French: literally, river1]