It had been a long winter and she was longing for a sign of spring. So when she saw the photograph of a beautiful creation featuring robin's egg blue beads - along with the fleur de lys of France - it seemed only natural that a similar necklace might find its way to Paris. After consultations with the designer in Illinois, a necklace was custom-made.
Jena at Little Bird Studio made the silver necklace fashioned of Larimar beads, found only in the Dominican Republic. The necklace is centered by a trio of hand-forged silver charms - including 1800s text, a crown and a fleur de lis. The clasp has a group of freshwater pearls attached.
The necklace is photographed on a 19th-century Paris dress form and on 18th-century French documents.