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Cut Steel Carnival - Antique Assemblage Necklace

The juxtaposition of contrasting elements in this designs works very well. The antique (early 19th century) French cut steel buckle has a lovely dark patina and just a touch of rust, which I have left on as it is part of its story.

The buckle is a wonderful example of early 19th century workmanship, with each cut steel riveted by hand into the round frame. One of my favourite elements to work with!

The necklace chain is made from small multi coloured tourmaline gemstone beads, hand wired together to form a rosary-style chain. The beads are in typical tourmaline tones of pink, green, brown and black.

I have used one of my exclusive silver hand hook clasps as a closure at the side, subtly embellished with pyrite, old rhinestones and mother of pearl.

This necklace measures 23 inches or 56cm long, with the pendant measuring a drop of 1.25 inches or 3.5cm.

Your necklace will be carefully packed and sent by airmail with online tracking.

Frequently asked questions about ateliertalaru

My reproduction elements are proprietary designs and cannot be copied in any way.

Antique elements in a design are not thusly protected and, legally, could be reproduced.

If antique elements in my designs inspire you, I welcome the chance to see what you do with them. I welcome the chance to learn from other artisans, and I do not seek to control the creative expression of others.
I don't offer wholesale pricing.

I am an artisan who produces work for the retail market. Most of my work is on-of-a-kind or limited edition and not mass produced.

If I was to discount my work so you can re-sell it, then I make less for you to make more. To me this is not a good business model.

Wholesale only works where something can be produced in bulk and discounts can be offered from the economies of scale that come from mass production.

That's not what I am about.
I welcome any request to make a customised design. This could mean a completely unique design to your specifications, or an adaptation of an existing design.

If you see something in my shop that seems just about right, but needs a little tweak to make it perfect for you, please get in touch and ask me what can be done. If it's not possible I will say so, but I will consider all such requests.
You might even see something for sale in my other Etsy shop - La Comtesse de Talaru - where I sell antique French jewelry that can be incorporated into an assemblage design. Let me know if there is something in my other shop that you might like, and we can work on a design together.
I try to list measurements in inches and cm/mm. If you are not sure about converting measurements, please refer to this website where you can plug in the values and get a conversion into a measurement you are familiar with: www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm
Any design made with vintage and antique elements needs to be handled with care. I will never work with elements that I know are inclined to break. Everything I use in my design is, as far as I can possibly and practically tell, in excellent condition and poses no particular hazards. If something might need a caution, this will be noted in the listing - eg: with book lockets they contain paper that can rip, so be gentle...etc.

I store my own personal jewellery collection in felt-lined drawers or specialist displays that allow designs to hang. I'd advise against plonking all of your jewelry into one box and allowing it all to become entangled. Breakage could then be expected. A little effort and planning with your storage is advised.
All purchases will be gift wrapped to ensure a delightful reception upon arrival. If you are buying as a gift and wish to add a personalised card or note, just let me know and I will do this for no extra charge.

I use sturdy boxes for all of my jewelry designs, and ample bubble wrap and tissue paper. Great care is taken to ensure that your purchase will arrive safe and sound and survive the rigours of our modern postal services.
...my dog looked at me the wrong way, the wind shifted or I got a zit.

Sorry but I do not welcome requests for discounts.

To be honest, it really irks me that people love my work enough to want to own something I made, yet don't want to pay a fair and very reasonable price for it.

My work is not expensive. It is heartfelt in inspiration. It is carefully constructed artisan jewelry that has a value. If you want a discount just for the sake of it, then you are in the wrong place.

Antique Assemblage Vintage Revival Necklace with Georgian Cut Steel Buckle, Multi Tourmaline and Silver Hand Hook Clasp

$135.00

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: metal, gemstones, mother of pearl
  • Ships worldwide from Australia
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