A lovely reminder of Paris each time you wear this one-of-a-kind piece! Created in a textured gold-tone, this necklace features a pendant with an image of the Eiffel Tower with "Souvenir de Paris" in the background. Flower sprigs with crystals and glass pearls are in front of the image. This is covered with clear glass. The pendant also contains a top bow and fleur-de-lis detail. An truly special creation
The piece contains:
Four round brilliant cut 1mm clear crystals in bezel settings
Three round brilliant cut 2mm clear crystals in bezel settings
22 round brilliant cut 1.5mm clear crystals in bezel settings
Five round brilliant cut 2mm black crystals in bezel settings
Two round brilliant cut 2.5mm cream glass stones in bezel settings
Three round cabochon 4mm cream glass stones in bead settings
One square brilliant cut 3mm yellow crystal in a bezel setting
18 oval brilliant cut 8 x 6mm clear crystals in bezel settings
One round brilliant cut 2.5mm black crystal in a bezel setting
One round brilliant cut 35mm clear crystal in a bezel setting
About the Necklace
During the Victorian era, ornament and detail was applied to everything. And it was during this era, in 1899, that the Eiffel Tower -- La Tour Eiffel -- was finished as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. It quickly became the global symbol of France and one of the most romantic and recognizable structures in the world. Visitors to the Fair bought souvenirs which were saved and cherished by successive generations. This pendant is a miniature glass enclosed shadow box, a particularly Victorian concept. The background is an old image of the Eiffel Tower at sunset. The delicate sprig of tiny forget-me-not flowers is set with glass seed pearls and crystals. A tiny banner "Souvenir de Paris" reminds the wearer of their visit to the city of romance. Other details include decorative lace edge and bezel, French bow, Fleur-de-lis bracket and vintage-style chain.
Part of the Sweet Romance Collection.
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