Art Preserved Pearl Locket


Handcrafted in Istanbul


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This captivated necklace draws inspiration from Turkey’s vast contributions to the world of historic art preservation. As many ancient icons were covered after the Ottoman conquering, such masterpieces were shielded from light and decay, and therefore can still be viewed today throughout Istanbul. The striking centerpiece, crafted using authentic 16th-century Ottoman techniques, portrays a typical Byzantine scene of saints convening around a divine host. Gold-plated and oxidized, it descends from a strings of tea-stained pearls with a touch of turquoise. Handcrafted in Istanbul. Individually oxidized to achieve its distinctive color. Tone will vary. Materials: 18-24k gold plated brass, turquoise, freshwater pearl. Measurements: width 2″, height 3″, drop 16″.