Black Pearl 17th Century Necklace
This necklace is based off of a late 17th Century "Portrait of a Florentine Lady by Jakob Voet." Black Pearls are rare in historical art (and it is possible the ones in this painting are not pearls but rather some type of glass bead) but when I came across these vintage glass "Pearls" I couldn't resist them! They are a really lovely quality with a beautiful sheen and weight. They are large 10mm beads.
I would put these into the "fantasy" realm of costume so they would be an excellent addition to a witchy or gothic historical costume.
This is a short necklace - just 13" - and is finished with loops on the end so you can add coordinating ribbon.