The necklace is an acknowledgement of honour and power. Prayer beads strung together are found in most religions to help with the recitations of devotions and prayers. Necklaces first arose from the wearing of a chain of office and, therefore, in dreams suggests a dignity or honour that has been conferred on the wearer. The composition of the necklace may be an important part of the interpretation of the dream. A necklace suggests a special object, and thus translates into special qualities or attributes. There is a richness to be acknowledged. This may be of feeling or of emotion. An old interpretation of a man giving a woman a necklace was that he would soon ask for her hand in marriage. You might also like to consult the entries for Beads and Gems/Jewels.