This is a new addition to my collection. The Romanesque necklace is inspired by 19th century Greco – Roman Revival jewelry. “Victorians we’re fascinated with ancient history. For them history meant revivals. Archeological discoveries and published accounts of ancient historical events and epics prompted revivals of jewelry styles from ancient and medieval cultures.” (1) There we’re other styles of revivalist jewelry as well during the 19th century, such as Etruscan, Archaeological and Renaissance Revival.
The centerpiece of the necklace is a vintage green glass intaglio pendant depicting a warrior in profile. This was a typical motif in Greco-Roman Revivalist jewelry, which remained a popular movement in design from the mid 19 century onward.
The intaglio pendant is suspended from a vintage, antique gold tone chain in a swag style, accented with tiny textured, antique silver toned cross charms.
But don’t let all of this historical crap scare you off. The Romanesque necklace is an easy to wear piece with plenty of casual cool, that looks great with jeans and a T shirt!
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1. Christie Romero, Warman’s Jewelry, Identification and Price Guide (Iola, WI: Krause, 2002),55.