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Anglo-Saxon Quartz Necklace

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Price: $145.00
Member Price: $130.50

Item# 80-006042 







Description

Our Anglo-Saxon Quartz Necklace, crafted of hand-knotted rose quartz, crystal quartz, amethyst, yellow quartz, and fluorite, is based on a seventh-century necklace from the Breach Down Cemetery in Kent, England. Seventeen hand-carved amethyst beads comprise the original necklace; the central five beads are oval in shape and longer than the others. Capturing the essence of the original, our necklace illuminates the rich colors of each stone.

Produced on cooperation with the British Museum, London.

Rose quartz, crystal quartz, amethyst, yellow quartz, and fluorite. Hand knotted. Silk cord. Sterling silver hook and eye closure. 18''L.

  • Hand knotted
  • Rose quartz, crystal quartz, amethyst, yellow quartz, and flourite
  • Silk cord
  • Hook and eye closure
  • 18''L

Art History

The Angles and Saxons were Germanic tribes who, in the fifth century A.D., settled in the region of Kent in southern England, which had been an outpost of the Roman Empire. Kent was the first English kingdom to be converted to Christianity, and the important church seat at Canterbury was established there at the end of the sixth century. Both men and women of the Angles and Saxons wore jewelry as a badge of rank and dignity. They imported traditions of metalworking that utilized colorful semiprecious stones and interlaced forms to make brooches, pendants, fibulae, and earrings. A substantial amount of early Anglo-Saxon jewelry from the fifth to seventh centuries has been found in graves in southern England.

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Description

Our Anglo-Saxon Quartz Necklace, crafted of hand-knotted rose quartz, crystal quartz, amethyst, yellow quartz, and fluorite, is based on a seventh-century necklace from the Breach Down Cemetery in Kent, England. Seventeen hand-carved amethyst beads comprise the original necklace; the central five beads are oval in shape and longer than the others. Capturing the essence of the original, our necklace illuminates the rich colors of each stone.

Produced on cooperation with the British Museum, London.

Rose quartz, crystal quartz, amethyst, yellow quartz, and fluorite. Hand knotted. Silk cord. Sterling silver hook and eye closure. 18''L.





  • Hand knotted
  • Rose quartz, crystal quartz, amethyst, yellow quartz, and flourite
  • Silk cord
  • Hook and eye closure
  • 18''L




Art History

The Angles and Saxons were Germanic tribes who, in the fifth century A.D., settled in the region of Kent in southern England, which had been an outpost of the Roman Empire. Kent was the first English kingdom to be converted to Christianity, and the important church seat at Canterbury was established there at the end of the sixth century. Both men and women of the Angles and Saxons wore jewelry as a badge of rank and dignity. They imported traditions of metalworking that utilized colorful semiprecious stones and interlaced forms to make brooches, pendants, fibulae, and earrings. A substantial amount of early Anglo-Saxon jewelry from the fifth to seventh centuries has been found in graves in southern England.


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