Victorian Drop Pendant | Unique Grey Green Speckled Glass 'Charm String' Necklace, Antique Glass Charm String Button Pendant - 18 Inch Chain

$65.00

A superb little Victorian 'charm string' pendant that is a sphere of sage grey-green handmade glass speckled with soft grey. A unique and lovely antique glass drop.

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Some history: Victorian 'charm string' beads or buttons were collected by young Victorian women. These strings of glass beads or buttons, sometimes called 'memory strings', were a fad of the 1860s that remained popular until 1900.

Delightful stories about them have been handed down; one is that each friend and member of the family donate a button. Another is that a charm string was a game of rivalry, yet another a romantic pursuit - 100 buttons meant a suitor was imminent, the thousandth button doomed the girl to spinsterhood!

The Pendant
Size: The sphere measures just under half an inch or 11.5mmm across and the drop from the chain is 17mm.

Weight: 3.3 grams without the chain.

The Chain: Presented on a gold filled chain, 18 inches or 45.8cm long. The necklace is shown on a life size torso in photograph 3.

Age: c.1870

Condition:
Excellent. No chips or abrasion to the glass, in beautiful order.

Janne's Notes:
A unique and lovely little drop with a charming Victorian back story. I have several of these Victorian charms, handmade and each different to the others!

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