The End of the Renaissance Affair
We met in Vienna. I saw her in the museum, alone by the wall. It felt like the start of something beautiful, but of course we were doomed. I was an American businessman. She was a Renaissance painting of Henry VIII's third wife. It would have never worked out.
In 1536, Jane Seymour stepped into the royal spotlight after Anne Boleyn. Painter Hans Holbein captured her with brilliant brush strokes and rich, warm colors. I soaked up every masterful detail from the blush of her cheeks to the folds of her dress. But it was her necklace that really caught my eye. The gold beauty snaked around her neck and shoulders, ending in an eye-catching pendant.When I left the gallery, it meant the end of our brief affair. Sadly, the painting would have to stay in Austria. She would have other admirers. But that pendant (or at least a version of it) was coming home with me.
Our Tudor Pendant is a museum-worthy recreation of a jewelry style popular in the Middle Ages. It features three emerald-cut gemstones in a decorative metalwork setting layered with 14K yellow gold. The 15-carat ruby, 15-carat emerald and 5-carat garnet sparkle like a trio of natural paintings in a frame. Below, a dangling white teardrop stands in for the priceless natural pearls worn by English royalty.
There's no doubt this pendant is a conversation piece. But after you mention the distinguished inspiration, the subject will surely shift to the price. After all, it's not every day that you can find 35 carats of genuine precious gems for under $80. That's why we encourage you to claim your own Tudor Pendant today. Much like the wives of Henry VIII, we don't know how long this beauty will last!
Tudor Pendant includes 20" silk cord.
Gold mesh chain sold separately.