Medallion & Pendant Necklace Collection
(* indicates items that are part of a portrait reproduction collection)
Sir Francis Drake by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1591), National Maritime Museum, London
Original pendant, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
My rendition of the pendant necklace
"Sir Francis Drake" Pendant Necklace *
A gorgeous replication of the original pendant necklace seen in a portrait of Sir Francis Drake. This piece features a working locket topped with a faceted acrylic 40x30mm stone, mounted atop a large gilt filigree casting. Small semiprecious garnet, ruby, coral, or onyx 6mm cabochons adorn the framework of the pendant, which is finished with a cluster of freshwater pearls and one oversized acrylic tear drop pearl. The interior of the locket will include a miniature printout of Queen Elizabeth I, which you may remove and replace, if you wish. Your 8mm-wide silk ribbon will be in a long length that you may trim to fit and tie off at the back of the neck.
My client, Mr. Irving, England's most-recognized King Henry VIII Impersonator, wearing a museum replica of the original "Anne's Gift" medallion necklace at a "Rolf of Art" event, fall 2005.
"Anne's Gift" Medallion Necklace *
This medallion necklace is my most prided accomplishment yet.
Modeled after a muesum copy of the little-known original piece owned by King Henry VIII that is now part of the private Royal Collection, this weighty piece will be THE ultimate piece de resistance of any period ensemble.
Available in gold-tone only and strung upon dual coated beading wires, your medallion's necklace will be fashioned of 10mm glass druk beads, various sizes of weighty cast metal gold-tone beads, fluted rondelles, and filigree bead caps. The 2.75" 2-ply medallion is adorned with acrylic stones, glass stones (if your color choice is available in glass), and simulated pearl cabochons. Its pendants include of mother of pearl rice beads and freshwater pearls. It is heavier than it looks, and you'll definitely be delighted with the period feel of this amazing piece....it is a literal show-stopper!
Henry VIII after Hans Holbein, c.1536
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Holbein's Henry VIII Medallion Necklace
A simplistic, yet stately replication. This bold design measures 2.5" in diameter and is adorned with an 8mm acrylic princess-cut stone in the color of you choice.
James 1 by Nicholas Hilliard c.1604-9, watercolour on vellum on card, 53 x 43 mm
V&A Picture Library
"James I" Ribbon Medallion Necklace *
A stunning yet simple piece for men and women alike, you'll make a statement of elegance in this piece, consisting of a 40x30mm jeweled pendant strung on a 100% silk ribbon. Your 8mm-wide silk ribbon will be in a long length that you may trim to fit and tie off at the back of the neck.
Anonymous, c. 1530
National Portrait Gallery, London
"Catherine of Aragon" Medallion Necklace *
A very versatile replication of the necklace Catherine of Aragon wore in 1530, this medallion pendant necklace features a metal casting collage adorned with five 15mm (1/2") domed cabochon stones. All stones are mounted in metal settings. The necklace is shown above with stones that are all the same color, but you may also choose to have your center stone be a different color than those on the perimeter of the piece.
Adding a delicate and regal touch to the piece are three glass-based elongated 15x8mm teardrop pearls.
The medallion dangles gracefully from a soldered link chain, which can be attached at the back of the neck, or you may remove the linking mechanisms and attach the ends at the shoulders of your garments for a more "Ever After" look.
Available in gold-tone or silver-tone.
Drew Barrymore as "Danielle de Barbarac"
"Ever After: Danielle" Necklace *
This "Ever After" reproduction necklace consists of a collage of delicate filigree stampings, adorned with 7mm pearlized cabochons and one large 25mm faceted acrylic flat back stone in your color choice. Your necklace will be shipped to you as a standard necklace with back closure, but you may opt to connect the ends of your chain to your shoulder seams, as shown in the film.
"Anne" Medallion Necklace
A wonderful companion to the "Anne" Collection's pieces, but not just for the gals out there - this bold and powerful necklace can be worn by
lords and ladies alike.
This stately necklace features a highly ornate, enormous 62mm (2.5") brass filigree base, adorned with a 15mm beveled princess-cut square center stone set perpendicularly upon a 20mm square filigree and surrounded by 14x10mm stones (shown in ruby above) and 10x8mm stones (shown in cream pearl above). It hangs from a gold-plated bail connected to a sturdy chain with "S" hook closure, and is finished with an oversized 22x18mm snow-white glass pearl with bead cap and faceted "bow tie" metal bead pendant.
"Gabriel" Medallion Necklace
This colorful and commanding medallion necklace features a 42mm (1.75") filigree base, adorned with a center domed cabochon stone, surrounded by 8mm and 12mm beveled princess-cut square stones. It hangs from an understated linked chain, which can be attached at the back of the neck, or you may remove the linking mechanisms and attach the ends at the shoulders of your garments for a more "Ever After" look.
Available in gold-tone or silver-tone.
Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Q" (Actor: John DeLancie)
Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Q" Necklace *
While not exactly a HISTORICAL replication, this futuristic piece could certainly pass as an antiquated design. A copy of the second version of the necklace (I was told that the first version was lost from the "Star Trek: TNG" set's wardrobe closet), this is a must-have piece for any "Q" fan or lover of period-looking pieces with a boldness that simply can't be ingored.
Made from gilt brass and gold-plated components, this necklace will feature your choice of stone color (ruby is shown above).
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Q" as Sheriff of Nottinghamd in "Qpid" episode (Actor: John DeLancie)
Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Q" Necklace: "Sheriff of Nottingham", Qpid Episode *
A weighty and highly accurate rendition of the necklace worn by the character "Q" in Star Trek: The Next Generation's, "Qpid" episode, Stardate 44741.9 (original U.S. Airdate: May 5, 1991). Made from collaged brass stampings and gold-tone aluminum-base plated chain, this piece is a must-have for any serious Star Trek fan.