“And the Ear–rings”

K. Douglas Bassett

(Isa. 3:19–20)

Two kinds of necklaces were worn—one close-fitting, the other often consisting of precious stones or pearls, and hanging down over the chest, often as low as the girdle. The fashionable lady would wear two or three such chains, to which smelling-bottles and various ornaments, even heathen “charms,” were attached. Gold pendants descended from the head-ornament, which sometimes rose like a tower, or was wreathed in graceful snake-like coils.

(Alfred Edersheim, Sketches of Jewish Social Life [Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994], 201.)

Commentaries on Isaiah: In the Book or Mormon