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RESERVED LAYAWAY FOR CHERYL M -Calabria Necklace (Grand Tour Collection) - Raw Black Diamond and Baroque Pearl Chain With Italian Glass Intaglio Fob, Luxe Petal Pearl and Tourmilated Quartz Amulets
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RESERVED LAYAWAY FOR CHERYL M -Calabria Necklace (Grand Tour Collection) - Raw Black Diamond and Baroque Pearl Chain With Italian Glass Intaglio Fob, Luxe Petal Pearl and Tourmilated Quartz Amulets
I first came across intaglios (pronounced: in-tal-yos) while vacationing in Europe one summer. I was immediately entranced but the chalky white plaster images of classical mythological stories. Although I could not convince my hubby to let me purchase some reproductions to bring back (he is always the practical one - “they will be broken before we get home!”) - over the years my fascination remained and I finally scored a set of antique plaster intaglios during an antiquing trip to Maine. Plaster intaglios were marketed in Italy during the 18th and 19th centuries as souvenirs for wealthy American and English tourist as keepsakes of their European Grand Tour holidays. The small plaster medallions were mounted into books and each medallion was documented with beautiful handwritten notations. Since I have always been enamored with intaglios, it will come as no surprise that I also love intaglio fobs. Fobs were worn as little charms when men wore pocket watches and were also frequently used to individualize wax seals on letters and documents. Although many antique fobs are made of carved stone, glass intaglios were also a very popular item. The subject of the intaglio carvings included monograms, family crests, little verses, animals, flowers and mythological images. A classic design of candle glow baroque pearls is paired with the unique texture of raw black diamonds - hand linked into a long 35” chain. The piece de resistance is the collection of eye-catching charms - an Italian black glass intaglio fob which depicts a handsome mythological image and is the focal point of the necklace, luxe petal pearl and a black needle embedded tourmilated quartz elongated drop. This necklace is designed to be worn alone or can be layered for a more dramatic look. 35” long. Shown layered with Cate Necklace and Carolina Necklace.
Reference: 24959




Size: 35” long.
Price: $722.00



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