The focal of this old world necklace is a petite holy water bottle from the early 1900's. It came from a monastery in the South of France. The detailing is exquisite. The filigree detailing looks like a vine that is growing all round the bottle. The central image is a flaming sacred heart with a cross emerging from the flames. The 3rd picture shows the detailing of the back of the bottle. The slender glass dropper is intact, and the bottle opens and closes perfectly.
I have suspended the relic from vintage brass flourish. In the center of the flourish is a petite french religious medal of Mary holding the Chist. This medal has to do with Mary as Protectress. To either side are two large mother of pearl beads from an old necklace. I have adorned these with fluted brass caps and old rhinestone balls.
I then added two antique rosary connectors that anchor the strands of old mother of pearl beads. As you can see in the pictures, these beads have lots of depth. I then added an extension chain that is finished with an antique chandelier crystal. Every element of this necklace radiates a mysterious, rich feel...
This piece would look lovely layered with longer necklaces as shown in the last picture. That sacred heart necklace is also available in my store.
Neck size is set at 16 inches. The extension is set at 7 inches. Can be worn in the back or pulled to the front.
The holy water relic is 7/8's inch wide and 1.5 inches long. Including the chain it is suspended from, it spans 2 inches.