In the land of bling, a pendant is a type of bauble that hangs around the neck by a chain or cord. Similarly, a pendant lamp is a light fixture suspended from the ceiling. Typically, a pendant lamp is mounted on a base made from metal or another material, and a long cord or rod hangs down from the base with the lamp and light bulb at the end.
Pendant lamps come in an extensive variety of types and shapes. Some are made from metal and glass, while others are simply light bulbs affixed to paper or fabric lampshades.