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12/10/15

Greyfreth Jewelry - HOLIDAY MAGIC EVENT

Tis the season to be jolly....

***HOLIDAY MAGIC SALE***
For yourself or for that someone special... We would like to make gift giving easier on you, 
so please enjoy saving 25% off of our jewelry pieces. 
With love from us to you.

Fa La La La La, La La La La!

As always, gift wrapping and shipping to the 48 continental United States are on us.

Fraternal Twins of Sacred Simplicity




FRATERNAL TWINS OF SACRED SIMPLICITY
Two beautiful pieces of art & history featuring large hallmarked antique French sacred heart ex votos and miles of exquisite baroque pearls in two different colors and styles. These are substantial, very large pieces that make quite a statement in an elegant yet simple way.


Sacred Hearts originated in the 11th century and were most widely used during the 19th century in France and Italy as prayer and/or devotional items. Notes, prayers and devotions were placed inside and the reliquary was then hung on the wall in a church or home sanctuary with hope that the prayers would be answered and devotions acknowledged. These pieces are so special and are imbued with love and hope.




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SACRED SIMPLICITY I

Large Hallmarked, Hand Tooled Antique Sacred Heart Ex Voto from France, Ethereal Baroque Coin Pearls of Pale, Iridescent Grey




The Sacred Heart is very large, measuring just over of 4" tall and 2.25" wide. It is made of brass and the front and inside are plated in gold. The face is beautifully engraved with the letter "M", for Mary and a cross representing Jesus. The work is meticulous, beautiful and all hand tooled. This ex voto is over a century old -- a reliquary that has been very well loved and much used as a devotional piece. There is evidence of its use by way of wear, small imperfections and patina as well as the hallmark which dates it. This sacred reliquary was made by hand in France and dates back to the 1800s. The date is validated by the French Hallmark "Depose", a French patent used prior to 1900, located on the inner lip, on the right side of the ex voto.

The flame is completely in tact and the channels are deep. The sacred heart opens in the style of a locket. Inside is roomy and is meant to hold prayers, intentions, devotions and small treasures. The hanging ring on the back is also original, in tact and suspended from almost 5 feet of aged sterling silver and 50 pearls.

The plethora of baroque coin pearls are hand strung and cascade on aged sterling wire in a soft, silvery splendor. With each movement of the wearer, shivers of reflected light reveal iridescent shades of blue, green, violet and gold in what appeared before to be simple grey.

Sacred Simplicity I Is extremely versatile and can be worn numerous ways: double-wrapped or triple wrapped in equal lengths or high low - the choices are endless. See the photos below. You will find yourself reaching for this necklaces again and again. It would be equally appropriate to wear it dressed up or down in a simple black dress, a formal gown or with jeans and a tee-shirt.


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Collection No. 14, Item No. 01
HOLIDAY MAGIC SAVINGS
Originally $675 NOW $506.25







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SACRED SIMPLICITY II

Large Hallmarked, Hand Tooled Antique Sacred Heart Ex Voto from France, Creamy Baroque Pearls


Organically shaped and naturally formed large baroque pearls make up the chain of Sacred Simplicity II. These pearls are an excellent quality and shimmer beautifully in the light.

Where Sacred Simplicity I is free form, Sacred Simplicity II is constructed in a rosary style with a bronze cherub cast from an antique serving as a rosary connector. Petite and lovely, the cherub ties the antiqued finish of the silver and the gold highlights of the pearls together, while small enough not to compete with the pearls or featured Sacred Heart. Suspended from the connector are three additional baroque pearls and the 19th century, hallmarked French ex voto.

The Sacred Heart is very large, measuring just over of 4" tall and 2.25" wide. It is made of brass and the front and inside are plated in gold. The face is beautifully engraved with the letter "M", for Mary and a cross representing Jesus. The work is meticulous, beautiful and all hand tooled. This ex voto is over a century old -- a reliquary that has been very well loved and much used as a devotional piece. There is evidence of its use by way of wear, small imperfections and patina as well as the hallmark which dates it. This sacred reliquary was made by hand in France and dates back to the 1800s. The date is validated by the French Hallmark "Depose", a French patent used prior to 1900, located on the inner lip, on the right side of the ex voto.

The flame is completely in tact and the channels are deep. The sacred heart opens in the style of a locket. Inside is roomy and is meant to hold prayers, intentions, devotions and small treasures. The hanging ring on the back is also original, in tact and suspended from almost almost 3 feet of aged sterling silver and pearls. The connector, pearls and Ex Voto drop add an additional 9" in length.

This is a beautiful and classic piece that would make a very special gift or an addition to your collection. You will find yourself reaching for this necklaces again and again. It would be equally appropriate to wear it dressed up or down in a simple black dress, a formal gown or with jeans and a tee-shirt and anything in between.

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Collection 14, No. 02
$625


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Greyfreth jewelry is anchored with the highest quality treasures from eras past: relics, icons, jewels, sacred reliquaries, keepsakes, mementos -- sought out from the four corners of the world and from centuries ago. There is charm and a sense of mystery to their history - tokens that were once exchanged with love, perhaps held while promises were made, prayers were whispered over and secrets kept within. These pieces of the past are paired and bejeweled with finds such as ancient stones, minerals and metals from deep within the earth and natural gems and high grade pearls from the seven seas. Using time honored traditions in metal work and jewelry making, we bring you one of a kind, heirloom quality wearable pieces of both art and history... pieces you will enjoy giving or keeping, and loving for a lifetime.

12/9/15

Greyfreth Jewelry - Collection 15



A few pieces listed today and are included in our Holiday Magic Event. Please enjoy 25% off all jewelry pieces. We wanted to make gift giving a little easier - for yourself or for someone special. xx




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Trois Chérubins * THREE CHERUBS * Tre Cherubini
Beautiful Pale Grey Pearls, Antique sterling silver Repousse heart locket,Faceted Garnet and a Cherub embellished Miracle Creation element



The chain of this necklace is made of up of sophisticated, large High Grade freshwater pearls that are pale grey and slightly iridescent. Interspersed throughout the chain are beautifully faceted, weighty garnet stones of a deep, rich berry-red -- the saturated hue is stunning with the dove gray pearls. At the midpoint of each side of the necklace, as well as in the drop, the garnet stones are doubled up with a vintage rhinestone paste rondelle between them.

The focal point of this necklace is an altered brooch displaying vinery, scrolling, and a trio of sweet little cherubs. The brooch is hallmarked "A Miracle Creation". Miracle Creation pieces are finished in the old world silver style which is sterling silver plating over jeweler’s silver or pewter. The piece is lovely and looks beautiful on the necklace.

Suspended from the cherub piece are two more faceted garnet stones separated by a vintage paste rondelle and a gorgeous sterling silver Repousse heart locket. The locket is hallmarked along the inner lip and it opens and closes securely so you can store small treasures inside. The design is on both the front and back of the piece.

This necklace is approximately 27.5" long. The cherubs and locket add an additional 4 1/8" in length. Solid sterling silver wire and clasp was used in the construction of this piece. Sterling has been oxidized to further enhance the beauty of the pearls and garnets.

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Collection No. 15 Item No. 03
$325


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NICHOLAS and ALEXANDRA
Chocolate Pearls, Cherub, Betrothed Royalty, Carved Ivory and a Repousse Vesta.



Chocolate pearls of rich cocoa brown show subtle shimmers in variegated shades of green, blue, purples and golds. Adorning both sides is an antique carved tulip of ivory capped with a vintage paste rondelle.The chain of pearls meets at an antique picture brooch (with pin removed) from France which frames an original 19th century photo of Nichols II of Russia and his then fiancee, Alexandra. The photo looks to be taken at the time of their engagement in the Spring of 1894. It has been painstakingly colorized by hand. You can see the gold paints used for Alexandra's jewelry and the embellishments on the Hussars uniform of Nicolas II shimmer in the light. This beautifully enhanced photo is set within a romantic French frame featuring a winged cherub holding the surmounted crown, and is surrounded in a wreath motif of scrolling vines and foliage.

From the framed photo suspends an additional pearl, paste rondelle and antique carved tulip bead of ivory. An antique gold washed sterling silver Repousse heart vesta completes the theme of NICHOLAS and ALEXANDRA. The vesta still opens and closes securely. The striker can be seen on the side further indicating the antique age. The heart is approximately 2" x 1.5".

NICHOLAS and ALEXANDRA was constructed utilizing sterling silver wire and clasp. Silver has been oxidized in keeping with the antique elements. The necklace is approximately 22" long. The framed photo and vesta are approximately 4.75" adding additional length. The metal of both featured elements has a beautiful golden hue and are really lovely together. The precise metal content of the photo brooch and the match safe are not certain because they are not hallmarked.


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Collection No. 15 Item No. 02
HOLIDAY MAGIC SAVINGS
$225

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MON PETIT
Stunning Grey Pearls, Beautifully Faceted Garnets, Antique French Sterling Locket and Fleur de Lis Charm



Beautiful dove grey pearls make up the chain of this sweet and delicate necklace. The pearls have a quality and shimmer to them that cannot be captured with my camera and photos do not do them justice.

Faceted garnet teardrops bejewel each side of the necklace and play beautifully off of the pearls in both color and texture. The sterling silver used in the construction of the chain has been hand oxidized, adding depth as well as bringing more contrast which plays nicely off of the garnet and pearls.

The centerpiece is a gorgeous altered antique sterling brooch that is hallmarked with both the silver content and the makers mark. The piece hangs freely from the chain and features a fleur de lis flanked by quintessential French Bows and floral design.

Suspended from the fleur de lis piece is a very pretty petite, antique sterling silver locket from France. This locket continues with the French bow design and as well as a floral wreath. The locket opens/closes securely and is ready for your photos or treasures.

MON PETIT is approximately 19" in length. Fleur de lis and locket drop add an approximately 2.75" in additional length.

A very sweet, one of a kind piece of jewelry that would be beautiful dressed up or down - perfectly appropriate with a gown or with jeans.


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Collection No. 15 Item No. 01
$225

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