Pendant is a loose piece of jewelry that hangs off a necklace. This piece normally comes attached to a small loop but can also be found already attached to a necklace. Pendants are definitely known to be a statement piece and can come in many shapes and sizes, as well as materials and designs. The word pendant comes from the Latin word pendere and the french word pendr both meaning "to hang down". According to its size a pendant can also be worn on different types of jewelry. Although most pendants are purely decorative, they can also be known to hold something significant like a picture.