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, vists 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.