Sauter is a woman’s jewelry in the form of a long chain with large beads or stones. From French, “porter en sautoir” is translated as “to wear over the shoulder”. This is how this unusual accessory was originally worn — with dresses of a deep cut in the back, throwing it over the shoulder or decorating the naked back.
In the 1920s, sauter became popular thanks to French women. Then, in the era of chic and splendor of art deco, it became the embodiment of a new time and a relaxed life. A combination of a dress with a deep neckline at the back or front and a sauter that emphasizes the neckline was the most relevant image of that time.
Today, sauter is worn as an alternative to the overly conservative classic pendants.