Natural colored Baroque pearls in shades of taupe, pink and gold are separated with Swarovski crystal bicones and highlighted with four faceted earth-tone sapphire square beads.
Finished with intricately decorated gold vermeil beads and lobster clasp with twisted 14kt gold fill chain, this necklace features an ancient coin from the Crusades (Follis-Baudouin II 1108-1118).
The crusades were a series of military expeditions that continued on and off for several hundred years from 1095 A.D. until about the 14th century. Over twenty "official" Crusades were launched, with varying degrees of success. The Crusades originally had the goal of recapturing Jerusalem and the Holy Land from Muslim rule and were launched in response to a call from the Eastern Orthodox Byzantine Empire.
Length adjustable to 20".