The "War of the Roses" necklace. The inspiration for this piece comes from the War of the Roses. The Wars of the Roses were a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England fought between supporters of two rival cadet branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the House of Lancaster, associated with the Red Rose of Lancaster, and the House of York, whose symbol was the White Rose of York. I have used chain maille and cold enamelling techniques to craft this piece. Antique bronze rose connectors are enamelled by hand with white and red enamel and gold paint applied to the centres. A faux pearl cabochon is added to the centre of each rose. The necklace has an ornate clasp and glass pearl teardrops set into filigree bead caps. Bronze chain to the back makes the overall necklace 18 inches long. From my War Of The Roses Collection. The necklace comes in a presentation box.