- This exquisite pheasant is simply charming, as it wanders onto an emerald glade of aventurine. It is of the Art Deco period, circa 1930, and is made of sterling silver and guilloche enamelling, with the addition of marcasite. It measures 2” long (5cm) and 16mm high.
- It hangs on three strands of emerald aventurine, in the shape of hand carved, tiny bricks (10mm).
- At the centre, on either side of the pheasant, two faceted, burnt orange, carnelian cylinders (11mm) echo the pheasant’s enamel.
- The necklace finishes with two, handmade, etched and sculpted silver beads (11mm), made by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand.
- A handmade sterling silver toggle clasp has been used because toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
- A separate, additional, fine sterling silver chain creates a layered look to this necklace. It has a carved, openwork jade barrel bead (13mm) set onto the chain, to complement the green enamel of the pheasant. The silver necklace is 15.5” long (40cm). It can be worn separately or together with the pheasant necklace.
- The necklaces come, like all my necklaces, with their own, colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
- The necklace is 18” long (46cm), with a ¾” pendant drop.
Layered Necklace of Enchanting Enamel Pheasant on Strands of Emerald Aventurine