This necklace is a replica of the one shown in the portrait of Queen Elizabeth 1st in the National Portrait Gallery, London; Queen Elizabeth I by Unknown English artist - oil on panel, circa 1560
Made with large medieval ouches with black crystal inset. There are 21 ouches on double string with glass grey pearls. I have used an Elizabethan bead weaving technique to create the grey pearl clusters with antique gold beads.The pendant is a multi filigree centre piece with black crystal and grey drop pearl.
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death in 1603. Sometimes called the Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor.