Inspired by Eustacia, the most Gothic and enigmatic of all Hardy's rich complex characters. Double-sided (both 'front' and 'back' identically patterned), this is a very large pendant and such a statement piece, with a wonderfully sensuous, fluid, graceful drop, all subtle curves and indents juxtaposing that refined but striking point. The discreet separation through the centre gives breath and shape, helping lift the contours. The patterning texture is pitted with clustered pointwork, breaking the uniformity. The overt but clean lines give a sophistication which is undercut by the heavy brooding oxide, a meld of Gothic and Victoriana with contemporary styling. Bold, lithe, sexy and intricate. Hung on an 18 inch belcher chain. 65mm x 25mm and 1.5mm thick.
Hallmarked consisting of Maker's mark, Traditional Fineness mark, Millesimal Fineness mark, Assay Office mark and Date Letter mark.
'Eustacia Vye' double-sided pendant
Try to avoid wearing your jewellery when swimming, playing sport, gardening, doing DIY or in contact with chemicals, such as household cleaning agents, etc. If you are storing your jewellery for any length of time, wrap it in tissue/cloth and seal in an airtight bag to prevent oxidation. When cleaning jewellery, never use commercial chemical jewellery-cleaners, which invariably weaken the metal and can cause damage. Simply wash in mild soapy water, rinse and wipe clean. Then lightly polish with a soft cloth (a glasses-lense cloth is ideal).