Tudor Faux Pearl Necklace
Pearls were one of the most popular items of jewelry in the Tudor era and were worn by both Ann Boleyn and her daughter Queen Elizabeth I. Pearls were worn in a string or as a single pearl or a combination of both.
The word 'necklace' was not used during the Tudor period. A necklace was called a 'carcanet' which was like a wide choker. There were two main 'carcanet' designs. The short carcanet, or choker necklace, which was usually worn around the base of the throat or the collar of a high necked doublet. The other design was a rope style necklace which was draped up at the center or the side with a brooch.
This beautiful pearl necklace is inspired from the jewelery worn by the Tudor nobility and upper classes.