Black Plague Necklace
This finish has a dark grey hue and is fully oxidised with liver of sulphur that will rub away over time to an antique finish with wear (you can maintain oxidisation with a few tools, check here) Here are some examples of this finish;
This finish has been oxidised, but most of the oxidisation has been rubbed away so that the silver (or bronze) shows through and the crevices have an antique time worn look to them. The metal isn't shiny but has a matte feel. It will slowly shine up over time with wear. Here are some examples of antique matte finish;
Like antique matte, the piece has been oxidised, and rubbed away to have an antique like finish, but this option has a shiny finish rather than matte, and the silver (of bronze) shines through just a bit more. Here are some examples of antique polished jewellery;
Bright Silver Polished:
This finish has no oxidisation, and has been polished to a bright white silver shine (or bronze/gold depending on your custom metal choice).
Although this option isn't usually available in my listings, if you ask for it I am happy to do it on nearly any of my items.
This necklace contains castings of six found crossed animal bones (Immortalised in sterling silver)
I have been very interested in the black plague recently and this necklace was from a dream i had recently of that. I imagined one of the plague doctors poking around the dead and dying bodies with his long cane and huge bird like mask (Used to mask the smell, and also to prevent self contamination). For some reason this particular twisted doctor collects the bones of the victims of the plague... and he has them on his shelf in a criss crossed fashion... But his obsession with the dead leads to his own death - he catches the plague from his collection and dies a painfull death...
Perhaps this piece doesn't have to be so dark in your eyes though, I love to leave my pieces to your own interpretation.
The necklace is made of Sterling silver which can come in either an Oxidised, Antique Matte (pictured) or antique polished finish.
The Centrepiece of this necklace measures 3 inches across, and comes in 16-30 inches in total length (So for example if you choose 16 inches of total length it will be 13 inches of chain added to the 3 inch centrepiece)
Please allow me 1-3 weeks to create and send this item.
I adore all Charlotte's work.
You can't go wrong ordering from her.
It's so beautiful, I love it. It looks good with everything. Fantastic artist and very nice too. I will be a returning customer. The day it was shipped it arrived about 3 days later to the US. Thank you so much __.
lovely ..sister loved it! thanks
I've made multiple purchases from Charlotte. Love the craftsmanship and uniqueness of the jewelry - the Black Plague necklace is no exception. Also, thank for the tooth studs. I love them!