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Each piece of jewelry arrives beautifully donned in our signature Greyfreth wrapping.
In addition, shipping & insurance charges for deliveries within the continental US are on us - always.
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3/10/14

Collection No. 11


Greyfreth jewelry is anchored with the highest quality treasures from eras past: relics, icons, jewels, reliquaries, keepsakes, mementos -- sought out from the four corners of the world and from past centuries. There is charm and a sense of mystery within their antique origins - tokens 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, wearable pieces of both art and history... pieces you will enjoy giving, or keeping, and loving for a lifetime.



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IESUS HOMINUM SALVATOR
Elegant Antique French Crucifix of Mother of Pearl, Hallmarked Antique Religious Medal of Solid Silver from France and beautiful, organically shaped Baroque Pearls.



IESUS HOMINUM SALVATOR is an elegant rosary-style necklace featuring stunning antique components. These are not recast or reproduction pieces, they are the original pieces of history.

Hand wrapped with the highest grade of sterling silver wire, the chain features a top-grade baroque pearl that is more petite than the ones we have had in the past. These pearls average around 14mm each and are organically shaped, creamy in color and refined in nature. The chain alternates between the pearl and a silver twisted ring. At every third pearl placement is the twisted silver bar with a beaded edge, also sterling silver.

Serving as the connector of the rosary is an antique silver religious medal from France. It is a beautiful piece and has the French marking for sterling silver. The front of the medal shows the Blessed Virgin Mary in the same pose that she has on the Miraculous Medal and is embossed to read...."MONSTRA TE ESSE MATREM". The back features a radiant star, floral motif and "CONGREGATION DES ENFANTS DE MARIE" and translates as "Congregation of the Children of Mary", but the group was also known as the "Sodality of the Children of Mary" This medal would have been worn in the 1800s by a member of the group "The Congregation of the Children of Mary". The wording around the edge is in French At the bottom is a small area that could be used to engrave the child's name or the date of her entry into the society. You can see that this medal was worn by a girl with the initials "IL", and she entered the congregation on March 19, 1869.

From the connector suspends an additional pearl and below it, the elegant French cross. The cross is made of mother of pearl and at least 800 sterling silver. The cross itself measures 3" x 2". Front and back pictures are included so you can see the detail. At each of the stations are filligreed silver monogram style cap with IHS incorporated. The details and quality are sublime.

The chain of IESUS HOMINUM SALVATOR is approximately 37" long and is constructed using sterling silver wire and clasp. Sterling has been oxidized in keeping with the antique elements. The drop, including the cross adds 5 5/8" in additional length. A small pearl with a paste eye pin graces the clasp, adding a little pretty at the neck when you wear the necklace double wrapped.


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Collection No. 11 Item No. 01
$750

-- SOLD --

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SAGESSE or WISDOM
Elegant French Crucifix of Mother of Pearl and Sterling Silver, Antique Solid Silver Religious Medal from France and organically shaped Baroque Pearls.


SAGESSE is an elegant rosary-style necklace featuring stunning antique components. These are not recast or reproduction pieces, they are the original pieces of history.

Hand wrapped with the highest grade of sterling silver wire, the chain features a top-grade baroque pearl that is more petite than the ones we have had in the past. These pearls average around 14mm each and are organically shaped, creamy in color and refined in nature. The chains alternate between a creamy baroque pearl and a delicate ring of sterling silver.

Serving as the connector of the rosary is an antique silver religious medal from France. It is a beautiful piece and has the French silver marking. The front features Mary. The back features simply the word SAGESSE which translates to WISDOM. From the connector suspends an additional pearl and below it, the beautiful French cross.

The cross is made of mother of pearl and at least 800 silver. The cross itself measures 2.5 x 2". Front and back pictures are included so you can see the detail. At each of the stations is cap, beautifully designed of silver with a fleur de lis incorporated. The details and quality are sublime.

The chain of SAGESSE is approximately 34.75" long and is made using sterling silver wire and clasp. Sterling has been oxidized in keeping with the antique elements. From the medal connector to the bottom of the cross is about 4.5" in additional length. A small pearl with a sterling silver encased paste stone bejewels the clasp, adding a little something pretty when you wear the necklace double-wrapped.


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Collection No. 11 Item No. 02
$750

-- SOLD --

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