The Revival Collection - Greyhound Stickpin Conversion Necklace
Edwardian jewellery has always been known for its elegance, particularly in its understated yet feminine design. King Edward was passionate about horse racing which popularised all types of jewellery related to the "thrill of the hunt" . This necklace has the understated elegance of Edwardian design whilst clearly showing England's fondness for greyhound racing.
This necklace has been converted from a women's stick pin which would have been worn to match her new sportswear. Women were gaining their independence which pushed fashion trends so that women could also enjoy sports such as racing and tennis. The pendant is hung from a rhodium plated sterling silver box chain.
HOW TO WEAR:
The necklace is suitable for everyday wear. It is recommended the necklace be removed before any physical activity ie swimming/running and care should be taken to prevent the pendant from snagging on your clothing. As the necklace is sterling silver it can be cleaned in a silver jewellery chemical dip however it will remove all of the patina of the metals. It is recommended both the pendant and the chain be cleaned mild soap and water and polished with a silver jewellery polishing cloth.
The stickpin conversion was completed by a professional jeweller in the famous Hatton Garden jewellery quarter in London, England.
Edwardian Ca. 1905
Pendant measures 12.4mm wide x 14.6mm long
Chain measures 50cm long (however there is a loss of 0.5cm because of the way the pendant is hung from the chain).
Necklace weighs 3.1grams
Hallmarks: Chain is stamped 925
Materials: Sterling Silver pendant and rhodium plated sterling silver chain