There is a huge history behind the design of the pendant I used in this necklace. The shape of the brass pendant is called Acanthus, after the leafs of the Acanthus plant. The leaf of this plant is the most common plant form used in architectural ornament designs for centuries, known to be used as early as 450 BC.
But as you can see, the Acanthus design also looks really great in jewelry! In this necklace I topped the Acanthus pendant with a cluster of beautiful Iolite beads. Iolite is a transparent gemstone with a rich violet blue color. When looking through this stone from different angles you will see the different colors that it is famous for and sometimes even see the clear colorless transparency of the stone. I think this gives the stone a vibrant and mysterious vibe. I used a delicate looking gold plated chain to finish this design.
The Victorian Acanthus jewelry pendant is measured 29mm x 26mm.
The 5 Iolite beads measure 4mm each.
The gold plated necklace chain is 16 inches (41 cm) long.
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