Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII the infamous and powerful king of Britain. Her daughter with Henry VIII subsequently became Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen.
Anne, newly returned from the court of France was famous for her beauty and glamourous French fashion. She caught the eye of Henry VIII who courted her as his mistress. However, Anne held out for the ultimate prize, to be his Queen. So enamoured with Anne was Henry that he broke with the Catholic church and divorced his first wife, Katherine of Aragon so that he may marry Anne.
One of Anne’s favourite jewels are pearls. The Anne Boleyn necklace is a tribute to the tragic Anne who sadly lost her head when Henry’s passion for her waned. A filigree like net captures a beautiful sparkling crystal. From the crystal are suspended the signature three pearl drops. The necklace is reminiscent of the Tudor ornate style with pearls and crystals captured by beautiful little seed beads.
Designed for the Heart of Texas Bead Retreat Fall 2019