'The Calm Before the Storm'


This precious dramatic necklace has been created using an eclectic mix of vintage silver enamelled and marcasite chunky silver pieces (previously brooches).  Coupled with vintage, nautical themed silver chains make for a bold, unique and desirable piece of jewellery.


I have used a fusion of antique and vintage silver chunky chains with a wonderful aged patina, with the chosen links giving a nod to the nautical theme of this lovely necklace. 


 The chain has 2 Albert swivel fasteners along its length, one where the necklace can be fastened centrally to the front of the necklace.  The second Albert swivel fastener I have set at the back of the neck position where the worn length of the necklace can be adjusted, by way of fastening the swivel clip to a choice of 3 different rings, thus allowing the necklace to be worn at 3 different lengths (see measurements below and photos in the gallery). 


Coupled with the chains and suspended from chain 'drop' is a solid silver enamel and set with twinkly marcasites galleon/ship in full sail. This galleon's sails are enamelled in a rich mellow ochre yellow, the galleon being enamelled in black, 2 red enamelled lanterns to the bow and a flash of green enamelled wave wake (slightly worn). 


Keeping the galleon company is a delightful vintage silver; encrusted with marcasite swallow, which is close coupled to the central ring.  


An ethereal free spirit, unique combination with beautifully crafted, patina'd and enamelled antique and vintage elements, which of course adds to the charm and character of the necklace.


Approximate Measurements:

Neck Chain Section: 20 inches (max) can also be worn at 17.5 inches and 16.25 inches (min)

Chain Drop: 8.3 cm

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 Silver Chain Vintage Enamelled Galleon, Ship, Swallow 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!

© 2016 by Lisa de Bidaph  

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