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Saturday, November 12, 2011


As I settled in to write today's post on necklaces, I decided to do a quick search on necklaces worn by celebrities. The first page that came up was a surprise. I clicked the link and it brought me to this site: JEWELLERY OF TODAY'S BRITISH ROYALTY. You must click that link and go take a look at what women wore on their necks in the days of the Tudors. Fascinating ... not to mention a far cry from the less elaborate, lighter looking and lighter weight of necklaces today. Just imagine wearing this Indian Diamond Emerald necklace worn by Queen Alexandra: 

It really makes me wonder how those noble ladies wore such heavy pieces around their necks, coupled with the elaborate clothing on her shoulders, not to mention the jewels atop her head. I just bet their heads and shoulders ached at the end of a day!

Well not for me I'm afraid. Give me something more delicate and lovely like this latest addition to DIVINE FINDS JEWELRY at RUBY LANE below:

This graceful necklace offers, but doesn't broadcast its 50 carats of beautifully faceted sapphire beads that feel "barely there" on your neck but will never go un-noticed because of its uniqueness. I've not seen one like this before. This is a vintage choker with a stamped platinum clasp and chain. Adding to its allure is the central diamond and platinum leaf-design pendant with 50 round brilliant diamonds for a total carat weigh of around 0.60cts. I don't know about you, but that's more than enough sapphires and diamonds around my neck, minus any headaches yet! Take a closer look at this magnificent necklace HERE

If, like Queen Alexandra above, you're more into emeralds than sapphires, maybe this beauty in 14k gold below is more to your taste ... and budget!

Again, this emerald and diamond necklace is demure and lightweight. It's the perfect accessory for that strapless or low cut dress you're wearing on New Year's Eve. It contains 1.05cts of rich green emeralds and nearly half a carat of diamonds. It's been appraised over $4500 CAD but is offered at a very reasonable price by DIVINE FINDS JEWELRY at RUBY LANE. There are 11 buyers who have added this piece to their wish list or cart, so don't let it get away from you. Christmas shopping has started in earnest now. 

Of course, if a pretty vintage lavalier is more YOU, take a closer look at this truly affordable 9ct ruby pendant below:

I must say I'm truly surprised this one hasn't sold yet: it has 29 people watching it! Who will claim it? It dates to the Edwardian era and is being offered at a very low $895! It has 38 natural seed pearls and 22 bordeaux-red rubies. The pendant measures 1 3/4" X 1 1/4". Topped by that pretty bow, it takes you back to earlier days. It's fit for a queen and you can make it yours by visiting THIS LINK 

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