Red Madonna Cadogan Cowper



A beautiful red and black statement necklace with a hand painted on shell Madonna, pleated soft leather, flashy moonstone, snowflake obsidian and black faceted Swarovski baroque drop.

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Take a look at this beautiful piece! Madonna's face is so beautiful. The focal is an original miniature oil painting on shell by an amazing Russian artist, a reproduction of the painting "Vanity" (1907) by Frank Cadogan Cowper. The shell iridescence flashes in the light. To bring serenity in I chose to use two beautiful moonstone cabs flashing in blue with a round snowflake obsidian, a stone of purity. I created texture in the collar with pleated soft black leather dotted with tiny pearls beads and an ornate black patina metal component. Behind the ornament, there is a piece of gunmetal leather which shines through.

Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877-1958) wwas an English painter and illustrator considered the last of the pre-raphaelites.He painted portraits, historical scenes and book illustrations.



Additional information

Size / Weight

The front measures 7 3/4″ (195mm) from the top edge and including the drop and a maximum 3 3/8″ (85mm) in width under the portrait. It hangs on two strings of faceted glass beads approx 15" (381mm) in length and it is approximately 2" (51mm) adjustable . It weighs 93g.


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The info about healing properties of gemstones is briefly researched and it is provided for entertainment purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.

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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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