Lyte Jewel earrings

    SKU: cmcj43040

    £55.00 Members' price *


    These antique-finish earrings are based on a three-hundred- year-old trinket in the British Museum's collection called 'The Lyte Jewel'.

    The Lyte Jewel is a gold pendant jewel containing a portrait miniature of James I. In 1610 it was presented by King James I of England to Thomas Lyte, of Lytescary in Somerset (date 1638). His will (1747) specified that the Jewel should pass to his daughter, Silvestra (Blackwell), and to her daughters. The British Museum acquired the jewel in 1898 when it was bequeathed (given in a will) by Baron Ferdinand Anselm de Rothschild.

    Made in pewter, plated in 18ct gold and decorated with enamel and Swarovski crystals, these "Inspired by" pieces from Ancestors of Dover replicate the intricate and opulent design of the original piece in the Museum's collection. A timeless piece of jewellery.

    Discover more about The Lyte Jewel

    The matching Lyte Jewel necklace and brooch are also available and would make a great gift set.


    Product code: cmcj43040
    Exhibition: Shakespeare
    Gift recipient: For her
    Details: Based on 'The Lyte Jewel' in the British Museum
    Material: Pewter and enamel with 18ct gold plate and Swarovski crystals
    Size: Approx. 1.5cm x 1.5cm
    Weight: 0.12kg
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