Scrolling Foliage Envelope Locket Necklace

By The Met


Made to hold a tiny photo or other personal keepsake, this pretty envelope pendant's design echoes the scrolling foliage pattern found on a luxurious piece of British blackwork embroidery in The Met collection.

Made about 1590, the original textile features silk and gilded-metal-wrapped thread on the finest Flemish linen. A form of embroidery using black silk thread, blackwork was popular in England for garments and textiles under Henry VIII and remained in vogue through the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

  • 12K gold plate
  • Glass stones
  • Lobster-claw closure

Pendant measures 4.5 x 2.5cm
Chain is 86cm long