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Traditional Designs - Necklaces

Book of Kells Initial Necklace
Book of Kells Initial Necklace
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Category: Jewelry/Necklaces
The eighth-century Book of Kells is an ornate, hand-copied illuminated manuscript of the gospels—one of the most important pieces of early Celtic art in the world. These sterling silver pendants are inspired by the highly decorative capital letters, called initia, that begin each section of text. Each is cast from sterling silver and finished by hand in a family-run Dublin studio.
Available styles: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
$58.00
Jeweled Russian Egg Necklace
Jeweled Russian Egg Necklace
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Category: Jewelry/Necklaces

Russian jewelers now working in the United States create these small treasures inspired by the jeweled eggs made by Peter Carl Fabergé for Tsar Alexander III in the late 19th century. Gold-plated sterling silver is hand-enameled, then each sparkling Swarovski crystal is added by hand. Neck chain and egg are 24-karat gold plated.


Available colors: Blue, Purple, Red
$99.00
Fancy Jasper Agate Necklace
Fancy Jasper Agate Necklace
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Jasper, a form of chalcedony, has been used since ancient times for everything from arrow tips to official carved seals to snuff bottles that were highly collectible in 19th- and early-20th-century China. This triple strand of green, reddish, and brown jasper beads is interrupted throughout by pearls, and is inspired by the beaded necklaces that were popular in the Mandarin court of the late 17th century.


$99.00
$69.99
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Necklace
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Necklace
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During the 1st century AD, glass production in the Roman world drastically changed as the art of glass blowing was discovered and vessels for everyday use began to be made in aqua hues. Remains of many 2,000-year-old drinking glasses, vases, and jugs continue to be uncovered across the former Roman Empire, especially in Israel. Each glass medallion in this remarkable necklace was once part of an object that was created more than two millennia ago. It may have been part of a water vessel carried by a servant, or a bottle that held perfume or medicine.


$549.00
Connemara Twisted Marble Necklace
Connemara Twisted Marble Necklace
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The famous green-white marble of Connemara is found only in the area around Clifden in western Ireland, and the Walsh family has been making fine jewelry from it for three generations. This twisted stone necklace is handmade by experienced artisans at the family's workshop in Rathfarnham Village, Dublin, who select complementary pieces of marble, then shape and polish them.


$65.00
Balinese Royalty Pendant Necklace
Balinese Royalty Pendant Necklace
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A rainbow of gems lights up this sterling silver pendant necklace. Balinese designer Ketut Hendra uses red garnet, yellow citrine, green peridot, blue topaz, and purple amethyst in honor of Bali’s legendary King Waturenggong of the Kepaksian Dynasty, known for expanding the Balinese kingdom, sponsoring the fine arts, and constructing new temples.


$320.00
Silver and Onyx Tuareg Necklace
Silver and Onyx Tuareg Necklace
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The Tuareg are a nomadic Berber tribe who live in the North African Sahara. They were once known as the Blue People of the Sahara because of the indigo-dyed turbans and veils that would stain their skin. They're known for their engraved silver jewelry; the Tuareg subclass called Inadan means people who work with fire and metal—blacksmiths. Using only simple hand tools and implements that could be easily transported on camels (screwdrivers, nails, safety pins, files, charcoal and handheld bellows) Tuareg craftsmen have plied their trade for centuries.


$298.00
$119.99
Etruscan Verde Necklace
Etruscan Verde Necklace
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The ancient Etruscans left little in the way of literature or political texts with which to understand their culture. Most of what we know of this pre-Roman culture comes from the vases, sculptures, jewelry, and other ornate works of art the Etruscans made to accompany themselves into the afterlife. Artisans working in the lush hills of Tuscany craft this pendant in the spirit of similar pieces that date back to the first millennium B.C. 24-karat-gold-plated cast brass with leaf-green glass accent beads.


$78.00
$29.99
Mongolian-style Filigree Necklace
Mongolian-style Filigree Necklace
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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
Celtic Cross Necklace
Celtic Cross Necklace
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The intricate Celtic cross—often decorated with elaborate trinity knots and scrollwork—may have first been used by St. Patrick as a symbol to convert Druids in Ireland. Combining the Christian cross with monuments that represented more earthly spirituality such as the sun and moon and tree of life would have linked pagan and Christian beliefs and helped the saint deliver his message throughout Ireland. Today many people are drawn to the design more as an expression of Irish or Scottish family ties than as a religious symbol.


$59.00
$15.99