Thursday, September 5, 2013

This week's favorite project: Antique pearl necklace (1800's)

This Tiffany's necklace stems from the 1800's.
It has been passed down from generation to generation and is about to be passed down again to the next daughter in line.

The delicate pearl beading has decayed a bit over the years, and when every jeweler my client approached declined to repair it, our friend & local jeweler Lynne Goldman sent her to La Linea Bella! so we could safely preserve it in a beautiful shadow box.

My client chose the navy silk to show off the pearls and the detail of the necklace (and to give it a royal touch:) and we chose to display it's history beside it.
My client chose this soft gold Larson Juhl moulding to pick up some of the design featured in the necklace. And the invisible Museum glazing keeps any glare to a minimum.

She was pleased as punch when she came to give the final approval before we sealed up the box.
We now say: "Bon voyage!" to the necklace as it is displayed with much joy and pride in it's new home, and we wonder who the next lucky girl is who inherits it next?

See you next time for another special project! (We enjoy these the most!)


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