When I went back and started looking for them, I was shocked by how many I found. Even though I have looked at thousands of fashion plates, I never really noticed what kind of jewelry our lovely historic inspirations were wearing. Don't you just love how the same source can keep giving and giving and giving?
Here are a few detailed images, all from Ackermann's Repository of the Arts.
Opera Dress, April 1810
"Ear-rings and Necklace of Pink Topaz"
Ball Dress, March 1810
I don't have the description of this, but I love that she is wearing a matching bracelet (?) shoved up her arm!
(EDIT: Thank you to a reader who had the description of this plate: "Head-dress, al la Diana, of pearl; necklace and armlets, &c. of the same" So these are pearls, and those are called armlets. Oh la la!)
Ball Dress, May 1809
Another example of the matching arm bracelets!
Evening Dress, January 1810
Mourning Dress, 1809.
I'm unsure of what these stones/beads would be, because she is in mourning, but I was struck by their size. This is no delicate strand!
And here are a few more, from Fashions of London and Paris (Sadly, most of these come sans descriptions or even titles of the dresses!):
Costume de Grand Parure, September 1803
And details from the wonderful plate from 1811, French Vauxhall:
And the big version, because I love you!
EDIT: I've just started a new blog to talk all about Collet Necklaces and Parures!