I was working on a jewelry book recently and came across the word torsade in reference to a necklace. I had to stop and explore. I found out that basically a torsade necklace consists of multiple strands twisted together and held with a clasp. It is usually in reference to the pearl necklaces I’m sure you are familiar with. These are also called twisters. To the left is an example. Contemporary style finds jewelers twisting all sorts of things together including chains, ribbons, satin, and adding interesting embellishments, such as, rhinestones, charms, or crystals. I took a look at etsy to see what tosade necklaces the jewelers there were creating and include a sampling of some beautiful examples here.