Thomas Gainsborough- Lady in Blue



A beautiful rococo style necklace with a hand painted cameo reproduction of “Lady in Blue” by Thomas Gainsborough. A theatrical and ornamental piece with labradorite, tiger eye and silk.

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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.

A very elegant colour scheme with browns and blues. I used many types of Czech glass and crystal beads, two labradorite gemstones and a tiger eye. Labradorite is seen as a stone of transformation giving us strength and perseverance. Tiger eye is believed to promote security and stability.

I added extra texture with the pure silk ribbon, recycled remnants of the sari industry in India, providing jobs for disadvantaged women. The antique bronze metal components add to the decorative style of this wonderful piece.

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was a well known English portrait and landscape painter and a founding member of the Royal Academy. "Lady in Blue" is a portrait of an unknown woman which can be admired today in Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.

Rococo Woman Portrait Gainsborough

Additional information

Size / Weight

The necklace ties with a hook clasp and it is adjustable from 16″ (410mm) to 18″ (460mm). The front part measures 6 1/4″ (160mm) (including the drop) and a maximum 2 3/4″ (70mm) in width. 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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