by Pauline Hodgkinson
(Chorley, Lancashire. England)
Hi Kerry I hope you are keeping well.
I hope that you might think my latest find interesting.
Whilst on a recent buying trip visiting a midland fair I found a most interesting and pretty necklace that consists of a handmade chain though intricately made with silver gilt wire certainly by an amateur hand. There are five short lengths of chain hanging from the main chain and each of these contains a Mississippi pearl (I am getting pretty good at spotting them now) the largest is approx. 10mm the smallest 7mm. Three of the pearls also have facet cut natural amethysts suspended below the pearls. I love this simply made necklace; it conjures up romantic notions that it was made by the person who first found the pearls.