THE GRAND TOUR | Gold Intaglio necklace with Sapphire
This solid Gold necklace features an Intaglio with a round smooth blue Sapphire,
depicting the ancient Greek Hermes, Aphrodite and their son.
It pays hommage to the 18th century tradition of the Grand Tour of Europe,
when young adults would travel the European cultural centres and cities upon finishing University.
On their journeys they would take in the language and history, bringing with them little keepsakes as souvenirs,
especially collector’s pieces of intaglios portraying historic scenes.
In that period they were the equivalent of what are now photographs.
The whole necklace has been handcrafted from 9ct solid Gold and plated with 24ct Gold giving it this rich and lavish colour.
The Sapphire is unheated and untreated.
The necklace has a total length of 45cm.
The intaglio pendant is 32.5mm long, 20.5mm wide and 1.2mm thick.
The Sapphire cabochon is 3.5mm in diameter.