Alchemist Necklace [Pink]
Hand-carved perfume bottle pendant in rose quartz, mother-of-pearl and pink opal
The mythological Alchemist was part wizard, part chemist, whose aim was to find the Philosopher’s Stone, work out how to turn base ingredients into precious metals, and create a recipe for Eternal Youth that could guarantee immortality and an everlasting firm face.
We know now that none of their cooked-up potions came to very much, but that doesn’t stop us carrying around our own magic formula of choice.
Whether you pick a snifter of whiskey or a vial of your favourite perfume, the Alchemist Necklace is the perfect way of keeping that chosen potion right by your side. Each one-of-a-kind gemstone pendant is actually a miniature flask, complete with bottle stopper. Decorated with a mother-of-pearl moon and rose quartz and pink opal beads, no one would ever know this necklace is more than just a piece of jewellery.
The history of potions in jewellery is actually quite a long one. The Ancient Egyptians started the trend by wearing beads dipped in aromatic pastes. The twelfth century saw gold accessories dipped in musk; a few hundred years later, around 1600, the first portable perfume bottle necklaces emerged. By the nineteenth century, perfume pendants were being carved from gemstones, adorned with more gemstones, and playing host to all sorts of scented balms and liquids.
The Alchemist Necklace is a modern-day interpretation of the portable perfume bottle and the world of magic-making alchemy.
♥ Please note that we do not recommend that you wear this piece when showering or swimming ♥
- Pink Opal
- Rose Quartz
- Screw-top lid, suitable to store perfume
Chain length: approx 34”
Gemstone pendant: 40mm long