Elizabeth I was
the Queen of England and Ireland for 45 years. As a young girl
in the mid 1500's, and being the daughter of Henry VIII, life
was not as easy as one would think for one of such royal blood.
She was welcomed to court one moment, and exiled the next. She
was the Kings daughter one moment and called his "sister"
the next. It is quite amazing that someone with such a rough
beginning could have turned out to be the most fascinating woman
of her time.
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There are many
stories about her public and private life. Out of the public
eye, Elizabeth dressed in a relaxed state, wearing for jewelry
only her Coronation ring and a ring from one of her favorites.
When in the public eye she dressed for her court, not for herself.
As she often mentioned, she dressed for England, she was the
soul of England, and her duty to England demanded it. The owning
of vast quantities of jewelry to Elizabeth was her right as Queen
but there were many times, when funds were short, that she readily
sold her gems to feed, house and move her troops against her
Necklace is reminiscent of the style of jewelry that Elizabeth
I would have worn to her Coronation. Such "chain type"
necklaces were worn either around the neck, shoulders or the
waist. Two sizes of square, three dimensional beaded shapes,
bezeled "gems" of semi-precious, pearl or glass. Round,
three dimensional shapes are embellished with a "faux gem
look" and are linked to the square shapes with beaded chain.
The center shape has a beaded drop that hangs down below to lend
movement. The necklace closes in the back, under one of the shapes,
for a hidden connection.
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