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Dialogue des Carmélites Silver Necklace

Sale price£795.00
Dialogue des Carmélites Silver Necklace. A long silver rosary style chain necklace, representing Blanche de la Force’s traumatic psychological journey after entering the Carmelite convent in Compiègne. At the end of the chain, where there would normally be a cross she finds the clean silver blade of the guillotine! 

Sterling silver, 14ct rose gold and Jasper. Jasper is one of the stones mentioned in the bible as being part of the High Priests breastplate. (Exodus 28.20)

Thanks to Sally Matthews who is singing the role of Blanche for modelling the necklace.

Recycled Sterling Silver and 14ct Rose Gold.

Size: full length 128cm

Hallmarked at the London Assay Office (including a commemorative stamp to mark Charles III’s coronation).

Neil McLaren has been commissioned to design and make a set of unique jewellery pieces inspired by the six opera's on stage at Glyndebourne Festival 2023 and the commission includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and cufflinks. The stories of the operas, as well as the stage designs, will influence Neil's unique creations.

As well as contemporary jewellery designer, Neil is also a musician and first played the flute at Glyndebourne in 1989 with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, in performances of The Marriage of Figaro.