Intimate, colorful, and encoded acrostic jewelry first appeared in the early 1800's. Each letter of the alphabet was made to correspond with a different precious gemstone, and the so-called "secret language of gems" was born. For example, a Victorian favorite combo, "DEAREST", would be "spelled" this way: Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Turquoise. Get it? Our acrostic necklace is a completely personal way to celebrate an important event, express a sentiment, or wear a loved one's name. Customize yours using our interactive stone-picker - we won't tell a soul what it says. We make your necklace length to order!
This product is final sale.
- Lead Time
Please allow 6 weeks. See terms of sale below.
Solid 14k yellow gold and 2mm gemstones. The gems are either faceted or en cabochon depending on the stone.
Settings are 3.1mm wide; necklace can be made in any length from 16" to 20".
Contemporary; made by hand in Portland, OR.
Marie Antoinette and Empress Josephine wore acrostic jewelry.
please note:Terms of Sale
Please allow 6 weeks for us to build this piece to your specifications. It is considered a special custom order and therefore is final sale. It is non-returnable and not eligible for exchange.