Klimt – The Kiss


A very elegant choker necklace built around a hand painted shell pendant by a Russian artist. It is a miniature reproduction of Gustav Klimt’s famous painting ” The Kiss”. The black lip shell shows a lot of iridescence when moved in the light. A classic gold and black combination, always a winner on social occasions.

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This focal is a miniature oil painting on shell by a very talented artist from Fedoskino, an art school outside Moskow. The technique to make this mini works of art is quite elaborate, being painted in layers of different opacity and allowing the iridescence of the shell to come through when the light hits it. It is all protected by a few layers of shiny varnish which I believe it's cured in an oven.

The focal is painted with metallic paint and the uncovered shell shows a lot of iridescence when moved in the light. Hard to describe. The focal is surrounded with various components: Swarovski crystals, Czech glass leaves, shell beads and some glass components.

Above the pendant, I made a black velvet bow sitting behind a filigree antique brass stamping. The choker is made of real great quality leather printed with a metallic snake motif. Accompanying the shell focal is an amazing labradorite stone whose color changes in the light from gray to gold and bluish-green. Labradorite is seen as a stone of transformation giving us strength and perseverance.

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter (1862-1918). He is known for paintings of the female body and his "Golden phase" when he included gold leaf in his paintings. He was a secluded person, devoted to his art, spending a lot of time comfortable at home. Unlike many other masters, he was successful and well known in his lifetime.

Art Nouveau Klimt Kiss Gold Necklace

Additional information

Size / Weight

The necklace closes with a hook clasp which is very slightly adjustable ( about 1″).

The pendant part of necklace measures 5 7/8″ (15cm) including drops and a maximum 3 1/4″ (85mm) in width. It fits a neck circumference of max 16″(46cm). It weighs 90g.


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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. See more in Terms& Conditions and Product Care at the bottom of the page.