carcanet, the diminutive of carcan, a chain;—it means a necklace.
But he must indeed have been in a hurry when, as would here seem, he confounded 'casket' and 'carcanet'.
Col. Turner afterwards restored the carcanet, the only jewel which he had not restored before.
On her dress was no ornament whatever, neither was there a ring on her hand, or a necklace or carcanet about her neck.
Paragon of jewels enchased in a carcanet of dazzling brilliants!
The editor was here obliged to omit a score of pages, in which the only thing worth preserving was a carcanet of sulphur springs.
You have £2000 worth of jewels over what is in the paper; but the carcanet shall be forthcoming.
Nowadays they have restored the carcanet and kept the rivière as well, both terms being in common use.
And sodaynly caught hir by the hayre of the head, and in steade of a carcanet placed a roape about her necke.
Over his clustering hair he wore a carcanet of diamonds, surmounted by the precious plumage of the bird of Paradise.