This strikingly beautiful, bold and unique necklace; was created using a fusion of substantial chunky, and eclectic antique victorian and vintage silver elements.
Setting the stage for this incredible example of Victorian craftsmanship in the shape of a flying, insect, bug is a fusion of two different link chains. One being a pretty and intricately crafted section of antique French silver and gold vermeil locket chain; the other a silver vintage open link rope chain.
The substantial chains both have a gorgeous patina to them, which only age can give and I have lightly polished the assentuate the high detail.
These chains off-set the highly detailed and quite large flying insect piece, the insect is set with seed pearls to its wings and tops of legs, with tiny garnet eyes. The thorax is set with a round Chrysoberyl (cats eye) stone with the long slim abdomen being set with a rich and lustrous natural tigers/hawks eye quartz crystal stone. All in all a breathtaking combination in a moody colour palette.
The necklace sits fairly short (see measurements below) and fastens centrally to the front by way of an Albert swivel fastener.
Pieces such as these are getter harder and harder to source and this truly is an exceptional example.
Wear this quirky rock n roll bug piece eclectically.
Neck Section: 16.25 inches
Bug: 4.2cm (w) x 3.6cm (h)
This is a quirky one-of-a-kind heirloom piece, bringing the wearer an item of jewellery as exclusive and individual as them. The perfect keepsake or gift to celebrate life's milestone occasions or just life!
Antique French Locket Rope Chain Fusion, Victorian Flying Bug, Insect Necklace
Be Gentle with Me...........
Please treat your vintage necklace with the care and respect deserving of its age. Rub gently with a soft silver polishing cloth periodically to keep its vibrancy. Please do not bathe in your vintage jewellery. Avoid dropping on hard surfaces. Enjoy!