SOLD Neo-Victorian “Eternal Flight” Necklace

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This is a retro-vintage piece — the parts are new, but it has the erstwhile style of a bygone time. Copper and brass filigree is combined with brass military-style wings, brass chain and copper connectors. Though the materials are new, some do have spots of patina, particularly on the copper bits, though it doesn’t show up in the pictures due to the reflection of the light. The entire necklace is slightly adjustable between 16-17 inches long. The centerpiece itself measures 2-inches across, from wingtip to wingtip. One-of-a-kind (OOAK) item, created in my private studio, this item is SOLD.

If you look carefully, you will see that there are little snakes on either side of the copper button, in the middle of the centerpiece. Recently, when preparing a presentation about jewelry history and steampunk style, I read that snakes were a popular motif in Victorian times. This was for two reasons — first, because the Victorian era was a very sentimental period, and the snake was associated with eternal love (Victorians loved symbolism); second, because it was also an era in which the British were fascinated by all things Eqyptian and Asian, and (not unlike today) many style elements were borrowed from other cultures.

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