Ellen Jewelled Statement Necklace

By The Met


This regal necklace in 12K gold plate is lavishly decorated with rich and colourful glass stones. Ready to dress up any outfit, the necklace evokes a 1597 portrait of Ellen Maurice by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Flemish, 1561–1635/36).

An heiress who claimed direct descent from the ancient princes of Wales, Maurice is depicted in splendid attire that emulates images of Queen Elizabeth I. Marcus Gheeraerts was the most important member of an artistic Anglo-Flemish family that had a major impact on early modern English painting.

  • 12K gold plate
  • Glass stones
Necklace measures 40.5cm in length with a 5.7cm extender