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Necklaces for Formal Occasions

 

Mongolian-style Filigree Necklace
Mongolian-style Filigree Necklace
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces

Mongolian filigree is a laborious, delicate jeweler’s art whose lineage includes Fabergé eggs and the trousseaux of Qing dynasty empresses. Few artisans in China remain who can achieve this level of precise detail, but by adapting these time-honored techniques for modern tastes, craftspeople are able to continue making a living through this ancient art. Here, colorful faceted amethyst and peridot alternate within links of high-gloss enamel and intricate 24-karat-gold-vermeil filigree to create an accent fit for a queen.


$195.00
$55.99
Art Deco Amber Necklace
Art Deco Amber Necklace
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Jewelry/Necklaces

Polish artisans have more than 80 names to describe types of amber, from flame and honey to clouded and woolly. Often found along the Baltic Sea, amber has been popular in jewelry for centuries. The necklace features translucent amber in an art deco frame. Handcrafted in Gdynia, Poland.


$99.00
$69.99
Jasper Court Necklace
Jasper Court Necklace
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Jewelry/Necklaces
The color palette for this natural jasper necklace was inspired by the range of hues and earthy textures found in the central Chinese countryside. But the design comes from Mandarin court necklaces that were popular during the early years of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). These elaborate strings of beads and charms were said to be inspired by Tibetan mala beads given to Emperor Shunzhi by the Dalai Lama. This versatile necklace illustrates how something as simple as a strand of beads can connect cultures. Natural, undyed jasper beads and gold-plated brass spacers. Handmade in China.
$65.00
Himalayan Earth & Sky Necklace
Himalayan Earth & Sky Necklace
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces
In Tibet, turquoise (called gyu) and coral are two of the most highly valued materials. Turquoise has been used as currency, and coral is a precious trade object in this landlocked mountainous country. Nomadic people of the region frequently wear many pieces of turquoise and coral jewelry at once, as spiritual protection and as a way to keep their wealth at hand. By pairing faux versions of these stones with carnelian and handmade nickel and silver-plated beads, jewelers living on the Tibetan/Indian border re-create this traditional Himalayan design.
$55.00
$11.99