Antigua - Sailor’s Valentine Pendant with Aquamarine Nuggets, Labradorite and Freshwater Pearls Necklace |
The Sailor’s Valentine originated as a way for sailors to not only express their love for wives and family, but to also while away the endless days at sea. Fashioned from varieties of colorful shells found during their travels, these beautiful mosaics were originally housed in wooden boxes and covered in glass. I first became aware of these highly collectible works of art early during our 10 year sojourns to Nantucket for the summer. Imagine my delight in finding these miniature versions of Sailors Valentines encased in vintage/antique pocket watches! An exquisitely detailed pre-ban ivory flower is the focal point of this unique Sailor’s Valentine pocket watch. A painstaking arrangement of the most miniature shells in creamy ivory and aqua blue reminds us of the exotic origins of these petite shells. Gorgeous step-faceted aquamarine nuggets with hand-coiled loops are interspersed with freshwater baroque pearls and mystic labradorite hand-linked chain. In addition to the unique antique Sailor’s Valentine pocket watch, a generous amulet of aqua flash labradorite is joined with a diminutive heart and a bronze cast charm made from a wax seal dating back to the 1700’s. This wonderful armorial seal depicts a square rig ship, a mermaid above - and below, a banner with the French motto “non dormit qui custody” which translates to “the sentinel sleeps not”. These necklaces are truly one-of-a-kind designs that will mesmerize your friends! 28.5” long with 4” pendant drop.
Size: 28.5” long with 4” pendant drop.
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