Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Renaissance Necklace

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life in the early modern period. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence was felt in literature, philosophy, art, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual enquiry.

In creating this piece called Regina, we wanted to embody the fusion of two elements commonly seen separately: gold and silver. A union of both colors results in a delicious combination, paired with black, it sets off the colors perfectly. Three silver and gold fish scales-design squares hang on the left of the 24" necklace, while an ornate signed Monet silver-gold brooch hangs on the right of the necklace. We then decided to add a feminine twist to Regina, by threading through a velvet cream ribbon through the upper portion of the necklace, so in effect, you can use the lobster clasp and also tie a lusciously cream velvet bow at the back of your neck. Very stylish for an evening out with your hair up.

One Limited Edition piece only - this piece will not be reproduced.

** This necklace comes in a lovely presentation box and with a Japanese hand embroidered small clutch, to thank you for shopping at Bohemian Closet.

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