Girl with a pearl earring Vermeer
A striking classic handpainted reproduction of Vermeer’s masterpiece. Swarovski crystals and pearls, a brass butterfly and a deep blue lapis lazuli.
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This is a classic necklace with a striking colour scheme. Royal blue matte fire polished beads, gold and antique copper components create a beautiful contrast. The pretty girl looking at us over her shoulder is surrounded with different elements creating texture: Czech glass flowers, Swarovski cream pearls, a Swarovski rivoli, a shiny butterfly and a big genuine untreated lapis lazuli. The stone used and prized by the Egyptians. They believed the stone contained “the soul of the deity, who would 'rejoice in its owner. To them, the stone had religious significance and reflected the high status of their rulers. Michelangelo used lapis lazuli powder for the blue colours in his frescoes for the Sistine Chapel.
Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was a Dutch Baroque painter who is known for interior scenes of middle class life. He was moderately successful in his career. He is known for using expensive pigments in his paintings which put his family in debt. He left behind very few paintings.
|Size / Weight
The front measures 6 5/8″ (168mm) from the top edge and including the drop and a maximum 3 1/8″ (80mm) in width where the portrait is. It hangs on a mix of Czech fire polished glass beads, filigree metal and lampwork glass beads approximately 17"(432mm) in length and it is about 2"(51mm) adjustable. It weighs 92g.
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|Care & Maintenance
Do not let perfume or cosmetics come in direct contact with the beads and components. While I choose my material carefully and I try to provide the best quality, if not properly taken care of, all beads will change or lose colour or shine in time if exposed to chemicals.
Handle the fragile components with care especially the clasp area. Be gentle! Because I use lots of fragile components made of clay or porcelain, I advise to keep the jewellery in their own boxes out of harm's way. I do consider repairs, but subject to certain conditions.
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