Organic forms and mixed metals make a lovely statement piece with the Tree of Life Necklace. Made of sterling silver, the tree's limbs reach far and wide within a yellow gold plate frame. 18"L with a 2" extender. 1" W.
Sterling silver and yellow gold plate
18"L with 2" extender
Clean with silver polishing cloth.
Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Collections and Conservation Building contains a small sampling of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jewelry. The pieces are valued more for their beauty, or their historical associations, than their monetary worth. Precious and semiprecious stones - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topaz, and garnets - were as highly prized in the colonial period as they are today, as were gold and silver.