Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Viscountess Rochford

Named for Queen Catherines' lady in waiting, Jane Boleyn, who met an untimely end due to the secrets she kept from King Henry.

The Viscountess Rochford necklace is graced by two strands of freshwater pearls in colours of nude, beige, pink and a soft bronze. Carefully linked together using sterling wire, each strand terminates in a pendant. The longer strand features a cluster of toning pearls, moonstone and crystal quartz rondelles, and beneath that, a sterling key sways. The other strand features a stunning AAA crystal quartz briolette. An ornate Balinese silver toggle clasp provides a beautiful - and secure - closure. The entire design was oxidised deeply, and then selectively rubbed back.

The shorter strand of this necklace measures 46cm or 17 1/2" in length, while the longer strand measures 51cm or 20". The crystal pendant 27mm or an inch, while the key pendant drops a further 8.1cm or 3.2".

You can see more pictures of this design here in my Etsy store!