The St Petersburg Tear Choker

$60.00

The heart of Anna Lopukhina, royal mistress to the Emperor of Russia, turned to ice after his assassination in 1801 and, it was said, on her subsequent death at 27, cut into a gem by the Winter Palace’s royal jeweller.

An intricate, antiqued polished pewter, 18th century Baroque-style choker set with a large, Swarovski black diamond crystal at its centre, and two small white crystals either side and a black crystal dropper beneath.

On doubled, 38″/96 cm long, 24 mm wide black satin ribbons, for hand tying.

1 in stock

Description

The heart of Anna Lopukhina, royal mistress to the Emperor of Russia, turned to ice after his assassination in 1801 and, it was said, on her subsequent death at 27, cut into a gem by the Winter Palace’s royal jeweller.

An intricate, antiqued polished pewter, 18th century Baroque-style choker set with a large, Swarovski black diamond crystal at its centre, and two small white crystals either side and a black crystal dropper beneath.

On doubled, 38″/96 cm long, 24 mm wide black satin ribbons, for hand tying.

Product Description:
A gem, cut from the heart turned to ice, of the royal mistress to the Emperor of Russia.

An intricate, antiqued polished pewter, 18th century Baroque-style choker set with a large, Swarovski black diamond crystal at its centre, and two small white crystals either side and a black crystal dropper beneath.

On doubled, 38″/96 cm long, 24 mm wide black satin ribbons, for hand tying.

Weight & Dimensions (approx.): H: 69mm (2.72″) W: 83mm (3.27″) D: 10mm (0.39″) Weight: 47g (1.66oz)
(Please note neck jewellery dimensions are excluding the fastenings)

Fastening & Packaging:
Choker ribbon is hand tied to fit any neck size.

Packaged in an Alchemy branded bag, including Alchemy Guarantee, Swarovski branded tag and care instructions.

Materials & Origin:
Designed and hand made in England incorporating *Swarovski elements and fine English pewter. (Lead, cadmium and nickel compliant).
*Crystal colours are subject to availability, and may vary from the image shown.