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Secret Message Acrostic Necklace

from $850

Please allow 6 weeks for delivery.

Intimate, colorful, and encoded acrostic jewelry first appeared in the early 1800's. Each letter of the alphabet was made to correspond with a different precious gemstone, and the so-called "secret language of gems" was born. For example, a Victorian favorite combo, "DEAREST", would be "spelled" this way: Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Turquoise. Get it? Our acrostic necklace is a completely personal way to celebrate an important event, express a sentiment, or wear a loved one's name. Customize yours using our interactive stone-picker - we won't tell a soul what it says. We make your necklace length to order!

This product is final sale.


  • Lead Time

    Please allow 6 weeks. See terms of sale below.

  • Materials

    Solid 14k yellow gold and 2mm gemstones. The gems are either faceted or en cabochon depending on the stone.

  • Size

    Settings are 3.1mm wide; necklace can be made in any length from 16" to 20".

  • Age

    Contemporary; made by hand in Portland, OR.

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Marie Antoinette and Empress Josephine wore acrostic jewelry.

Image: Kirstin Dunst as Marie Antoinette in Sofia Coppola's 1996 movie.

please note:Terms of Sale

Please allow 6 weeks for us to build this piece to your specifications. It is considered a special custom order and therefore is final sale. It is non-returnable and not eligible for exchange.