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Here is a unique necklace in light brass with a circular lace filigree cameo dome holding a beautiful historical image of Lady Ada Byron Lovelace, Countess, Analyst and Metaphysician. It hangs with findings of brass and a tiny ball and a light brown faceted teardrop shaped clear bead dangles from the cameo. On a light brass chain the necklace chain is 19" long and has a short addition to wear it a tad longer. Lobster clasp is used.

The daughter of poet and politician Lord Byron and Anne Isabella Milbanke, Ada Lovelace is considered the first person to conceptualize computer programming and its myriad applications and is more and more being recognized for her pivotal role in the history of Digital Information. A protege of Charles Babbage, who invented the Analytical Engine, Ada was encouraged in the study of mathematics and she was just 28 when she wrote a scientific paper (1843) that anticipated the development of computer software, artificial intelligence and computer music and included the first algorithm. The computing language developed by the U.S. Department of Defense is named "Ada" in her honour.


One of the most seminal novels of the Steampunk and Historical Fiction genres is Bruce Sterling and William Gibson's "The Difference Engine" (1990) which is set in an alternate Victorian England and whose narrative revolves around Babbage, Byron and has Ada as a character as well.

Also, scholar Sadie Plant deserves much of the credit for the recent unearthing of Lovelace's history for writing of her in her amazing book "Zeroes and Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture" (1997).


* This necklace will be shipped in a small box.

Ada Lovelace the Enchantress of Numbers Round Cameo Necklace in Brass Lace Filigree.