Archaic an ornamental collar, band, or necklace, usually of gold and often jeweled
Origin of carcanetdiminutive of French carcan, iron collar, as on pillories from Medieval Latin carcannum from Frankish an unverified form querkbann from or akin to Old Norse kverkband, neck band
A jeweled necklace, collar, or headband.
Origin of carcanetFrom Old French carcan collar perhaps from Medieval Latin carcannum perhaps of Germanic origin
- (archaic) A richly decorative collar.
From carcan + -et.