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Created by Bess Heitner
This fantastic handmade necklace by Bess Heitner features a handpainted Russian miniature portrait personally commissioned by the artist, based on one of her favorite paintings, The Girl with the Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer. The black onyx pendant has been painstakingly covered with many layers of oil paint, egg tempura, gold foil, and lacquer to create the dramatic effect. The pendant, crowned with a 14K gold rondel and 24K Swarovski crystal, hangs from a strand of silk hand-knotted perfect white cultured pearls with stations of 24K Venetian glass globes and 24K coated Swarovski Crystals. A lavish treasure fit for a Czarina! Only two available.