Glyptic Art Floral Necklace

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<p>A floral pendant necklace, hand-crafted in Greece using the ancient art of glyptology.<br /> <br /> Glyptology is the art of engraving gems with diamond tools - a particularly difficult and precise art form. <br /><br /> This necklace forms part of a range of glyptic jewellery by Cosmochaos - a highly-regarded studio based in Athens, Greece. This group of artists create contemporary jewellery; their work encompasses the modern revival of the ancient art of glyptology.<br /> <br /> The unique necklace is exclusive to the British Museum. <br /> <br /> <strong>More about glyptic art jewellery</strong><br /> <br />The glyptic arts began in ancient Greece and Egypt. Early examples of this art form can be seen in the British Museum (in Rooms 13 and 22).<br /> <br /> There followed a long hiatus, which in the 19th and 20th centuries was broken by the stunning work of Cecil Thomas in the UK, who was a master in miniature carvings on gemstones.<br /> <br /> Cecil Thomas had a student and heir who went to Greece and established a school of gemology and glyptology. The young members of Cosmochaos were students at that school and are devoted to carrying on the work of their teacher in a line that stretches back to antiquity.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a gold-plated pendant necklace featuring a quartz charm engraved using the art of glyptology.

This pretty necklace has been handmade in Athens, Greece, and features a flower carved into the quartz, suspended by a delicate charm on a gold-plated sterling silver chain.

Glyptology is the art of engraving gemstones with diamond tools, and is a particularly difficult and precise form of jewellery-making. Glyptic arts began in ancient Greece and Egypt, and early examples can be seen in the collection of the British Museum.

A delightful, artisanal gift inspired by nature.

  • Product Code: CMCN449730
  • Dimensions: Length: 46cm, Pendant: 2 x 1cm
  • Material: Quartz, gold-plated sterling silver
  • Details: Handmade in Athens, Greece
  • Postage Weight: 0.05 Kg

<p>A floral pendant necklace, hand-crafted in Greece using the ancient art of glyptology.<br /> <br /> Glyptology is the art of engraving gems with diamond tools - a particularly difficult and precise art form. <br /><br /> This necklace forms part of a range of glyptic jewellery by Cosmochaos - a highly-regarded studio based in Athens, Greece. This group of artists create contemporary jewellery; their work encompasses the modern revival of the ancient art of glyptology.<br /> <br /> The unique necklace is exclusive to the British Museum. <br /> <br /> <strong>More about glyptic art jewellery</strong><br /> <br />The glyptic arts began in ancient Greece and Egypt. Early examples of this art form can be seen in the British Museum (in Rooms 13 and 22).<br /> <br /> There followed a long hiatus, which in the 19th and 20th centuries was broken by the stunning work of Cecil Thomas in the UK, who was a master in miniature carvings on gemstones.<br /> <br /> Cecil Thomas had a student and heir who went to Greece and established a school of gemology and glyptology. The young members of Cosmochaos were students at that school and are devoted to carrying on the work of their teacher in a line that stretches back to antiquity.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a gold-plated pendant necklace featuring a quartz charm engraved using the art of glyptology.

This pretty necklace has been handmade in Athens, Greece, and features a flower carved into the quartz, suspended by a delicate charm on a gold-plated sterling silver chain.

Glyptology is the art of engraving gemstones with diamond tools, and is a particularly difficult and precise form of jewellery-making. Glyptic arts began in ancient Greece and Egypt, and early examples can be seen in the collection of the British Museum.

A delightful, artisanal gift inspired by nature.

  • Product Code: CMCN449730
  • Dimensions: Length: 46cm, Pendant: 2 x 1cm
  • Material: Quartz, gold-plated sterling silver
  • Details: Handmade in Athens, Greece
  • Postage Weight: 0.05 Kg
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