Acrostic Alphabet Necklaces

$300.00
About Details Inspiration

"Acrostic" jewelry first appeared in the early 1800s as a way to convey secret messages through jewelry.  Each letter in the alphabet was assigned to a different precious stone, and the so-called "language of gems" emerged. Wear your love's first initial, your birthstone, or your favorite colored gem (which is Verdelite, we know.  Us too.) 

A - Amethyst - $300
B - Baltic Amber - $300
C - Citrine - $300
D - Diamond - $350
E - Emerald - $325
F - Feldspar Labradorite - $300
G - Garnet - $300
H - Hematite - $300
I - Iolite - $300
J - Jade - $300
K - Kunzite - $300
L - Lapis lazuli - $300
M - Moonstone - $300
N - Nacre - $300
O - Opal - $300
P - Peridot - $300
Q - Quartz (rose) - $300
R - Ruby - $325
S - Sapphire - $325
T - Turquoise - $300
U - Uvite - $300
V - Verdelite - $300
W - White sapphire - $325
X - Xonotlite - $300
Y - Yellow sapphire - $325
Z - Zircon (blue) - $300

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  • Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.    
  • Materials: 14k yellow gold chain, findings, and setting.  Gems.    
  • Measurements:  Triangle settings measure about 1/8" on each side.  Stones are either cabochons or faceted gems measuring 2mm.  Chain is 16" long.  
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Acrostic jewelry was beloved by the sentimental Victorians. Using precious gems, jewelers concocted all kinds of phrases, including ones with political messages ("REPEAL") and French-made memory rings ("SOUVENIR"). Jeweler Jean-Baptiste Mellerio famously made a "J'adore" ring for Marie Antoinette, and Napolean commissioned acrostic pieces for his beloved Josephine.  

 

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Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of this piece, which will be built to your specifications.

About Details Inspiration

"Acrostic" jewelry first appeared in the early 1800s as a way to convey secret messages through jewelry.  Each letter in the alphabet was assigned to a different precious stone, and the so-called "language of gems" emerged. Wear your love's first initial, your birthstone, or your favorite colored gem (which is Verdelite, we know.  Us too.) 

A - Amethyst - $300
B - Baltic Amber - $300
C - Citrine - $300
D - Diamond - $350
E - Emerald - $325
F - Feldspar Labradorite - $300
G - Garnet - $300
H - Hematite - $300
I - Iolite - $300
J - Jade - $300
K - Kunzite - $300
L - Lapis lazuli - $300
M - Moonstone - $300
N - Nacre - $300
O - Opal - $300
P - Peridot - $300
Q - Quartz (rose) - $300
R - Ruby - $325
S - Sapphire - $325
T - Turquoise - $300
U - Uvite - $300
V - Verdelite - $300
W - White sapphire - $325
X - Xonotlite - $300
Y - Yellow sapphire - $325
Z - Zircon (blue) - $300

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  • Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.    
  • Materials: 14k yellow gold chain, findings, and setting.  Gems.    
  • Measurements:  Triangle settings measure about 1/8" on each side.  Stones are either cabochons or faceted gems measuring 2mm.  Chain is 16" long.  
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more

Acrostic jewelry was beloved by the sentimental Victorians. Using precious gems, jewelers concocted all kinds of phrases, including ones with political messages ("REPEAL") and French-made memory rings ("SOUVENIR"). Jeweler Jean-Baptiste Mellerio famously made a "J'adore" ring for Marie Antoinette, and Napolean commissioned acrostic pieces for his beloved Josephine.  

 

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