Pendere (latin),Pendre (Old French), Pendant, (French /English)
Simply, "projecting downward".
It's interesting, to me, seeing the history of a word that describes a type of jewelry, especially since that wasn't the original application of the word.
So this is the week of small objects hanging downward.
This time, a pearl "Enhancer", another mis-application of a word that is used commonly in the jewelry world.
This enhancer (removable as most enhancers are) is a beautiful 13 mm South Sea white cultured pearl, set in platinum and accented with diamonds. As the word implies, an "Enhancement" to the equally beautiful 8 mm Akoya cultured pearl strand.