It is no mystery that King Louis the XIV of France had affairs. Really, though, didn't they all? One of his proported mistresses was the Duchesse de la Valliére. She liked pendants like this one, and it is her name from whence we get the term 'lavalier', used to describe necklaces like this one.
This lavalier was made in Edwardian England around 1910, many years after Louis XIV sat on the throne. It is crafted in 9 karat gold and showcases amethysts and pearls. A cheerful drop necklace which measures 2 inches long and has a 16.5 inch chain, it weighs 4.6 grams. Lovely and eminently wearable.
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