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Grand Tour Micromosaic Necklace

THE GRAND TOUR was a rite of passage for wealthy young British and American people in the 18th and 19th centuries. Students made their way through Paris, Germany, and the ancient Roman ruins in Italy. Travelers often bought souvenirs to remember the journey (and flaunt at social gatherings). This pendant, a glass tesserae, was a nod to ancient Roman mosaic floors. It would have been a budget-friendly memento from the tour.

This product is final sale.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), glass, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1820

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1" x 5/8", 18" chain

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.