Lovely necklace is similar to one worn by Marie de Medici, wife of Henry IV of France, in a portrait by Alessandro Allori. Marie lived from 1573 to 1642. The necklace has colorful cabochons (ruby red, black & clear) on 1 5/8 inch antiqued brass filigree mixed metals settings, with a center front filigree of 2 1/2 inches. The pendant drop, consisting of the two large filigrees, is 5 1/2 inches long including the large pearl teardrops. Pale cream Czech glass pearls complete the design. It extends to 20 inches around the neck with a hook clasp.
The necklace is also similar to one seen in the Portrait of a Woman by Lucas the Younger c.1550.
Since 2000 I've been making Medieval & Renaissance style jewelry based on jewelry seen in portraits from the 1100's thru the 1700's. I've made jewelry for Disney World, the Metropolitan Opera in NYC, the Academy of Vocal Arts, the Public Theater of NY & many other stage productions, the TV series "Reign", movies, including: There Will Be Blood, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.
I only accept payments from and ship to the US.