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A shoulder ornament worn by a woman and made in various styles, sometimes as a jewelled bow-knot or as a bow-knot from which was suspended a jewelled ornament. Examples are among the jewels in the Green Vault, including the one in which is set the 'Dresden Green Diamond'.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson