This is the classical Y necklace, first appearing durign the time of Victorian society, a staple accessory that graced necklines....
This is the classical Y necklace, first appearing durign the time of Victorian society, a staple accessory that graced necklines by day and night. Four ovals set with Swarovski crystal alternate with delicate curlicues, finishing with a tiny metal bead chain. All choices are finished in burnished bronze. Signed Sweet Romance and made in our Los Angeles Studios.
Choice of colors:--BL Sapphire blue faceted crystal --GA Garnet red faceted crystal --OP Opal glass cabochons--JT Jet black faceted crystal --SM Smoke faceted crystal
Shelley's Notes: Fashion of the mid 19th century emphasized a deep open neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves. It was a veritable canvas for the display of necklaces. Polite Victorian society had a strict code of behavior with regard to in-person visits. Going to see someone didn't mean dropping by without notice. Without an appointment, visits occurred only on specific 'calling' days. Those looking for courtship sought to blend a visit with this more personal objective. A lady receiving a preferred gentleman caller would be carefully groomed and might have worn a sparkly "necklet," as it was called, to draw attention to her physical beauty.