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Reserved for Elizabeth K. - Pretty Is As Pretty Does - Prasiolite and Pearl Necklace
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Reserved for Elizabeth K. - Pretty Is As Pretty Does - Prasiolite and Pearl Necklace
This necklace is reserved for Elizabeth K. Please do not purchase, unless it is intended for you. One can easily imagine the pretty but petulant Marie Antoinette strolling through the gardens of her grandiose estate in a sumptuous soft green silk dress with the shimmering glimmer of this magnificent necklace sitting daintily around her neck. Precious and plump 16mm prasiolite (green amethyst) faceted briolettes are joined by the diminutively faceted prasiolite rondelles to form the delicate structure of this necklace. The tiny freshwater seed pearls and generous Swarovski pearls lend an air of elegant drama when juxtaposed with the soft green of the prasiolite. Ideal for a beautiful bride and perfect as a future heirloom. The structure of this necklace is a modified version of the original Sutherland necklace but designed to appeal to a more modern look. The inspiration for the “Tuileries Collection” is based in the rich history of France. When Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI were banished from Versailles and forced to live in the Tuileries Palace as prisoners, the French queen gave a bag of grey pearls to the wife of the British ambassador, Lady Sutherland, for safekeeping. As an act of kindness, Lady Sutherland sent clothing and linens to the imprisoned and doomed queen. Marie Antoinette was executed in 1793. The pearls belonging to Marie Antoinette were eventually incorporated into a beautiful necklace for Lady Sutherland’s grandson’s wedding in 1849, and it has stayed in the Sutherland family for over 200 years. This historically significant necklace was recently featured in Christie’s auction in late 2007. The elegant architecture of this significant necklace has been reinterpreted for today’s modern woman. Using variations of stones and format, the overall design as it originated, is still a stunning and viable style. 24K gold vermeil toggle clasp.
Reference: 7965




Size: 16" long
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