Dragonflies were a remarkably popular motif during the Victorian period, and a frequent theme in the glorious stained glass lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany. They were seen as a symbol of good luck and happiness. I've often wondered if they also symbolized a freedom that the Victorians never allowed themselves. The Art Nouveau period of the Late Victorian era produced some of the most beautifully detailed dragonfly jewelry ever made.
These are a modern version of those graceful dragonflies, in lovely detailed pendants of silver set with Baltic honey amber. They are the last set I will have, as the price of sterling silver has forced the manufacturer to discontinue them. I've hung the necklace dragonfly from a swirled sterling silver Art Nouveau connector, on a chain of 6mm. faceted amber-colored Chinese crystal rondelles. All are hand-wrapped on sterling silver-filled wire to sterling silver cable chain. The pendant part measures 2" long. The necklace measures 17.5" and closes with a sterling lobster clasp. I can add a small extension chain or shorten the necklace, as you prefer.
The matching earrings hang from sterling silver French hooks and include rubber stoppers for extra security. They measure 1 & 3/8" without the wires, and 1 & 7/8" total.
A note about the pendants: they are, in my assessment, unquestionably sterling silver, as are all the jewelry pendants made by this very reputable manufacturer. However, since the .925 sterling mark on the backs are missing, I am being conservative and calling them sterling-silver filled.
The last scan is one of Tiffany's glorious dragonfly-themed stained glass lamps.
All metals used are sterling silver and sterling silver-filled, and the amber is genuine Baltic amber. The amber-colored Chinese crystals are lab-created.
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