Edwardian Turquoise Pendant Necklace
When I saw this portrait pop up in my social media feed, my jaw fell open! Several months ago I was sent some massive Shell Pearl beads in a beautiful Turquoise Blue color. They were lovely, but rather large for my usual historical jewelry needs.
And then Mr. Sargent showed me what to do with them :)
This 1903 portrait of Mrs. Charles Pelham Curtis by John Singer Sargent is obviously my inspiration.
The stone is a Shell Pearl pendant hung on an 20" gold-plated belcher chain. The length of this necklace is adjustable to about 14" long. The pearl is quite large, just like the inspiration image, and is about 20mm long.
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