VIntage cannetille necklace St Teresa medal and pearl with filigree ball chain OOAK



Cannetille work was a popular Georgian style of metalsmithing, being made up of a lacy, open filigree consisting of tightly wound twisted gold wires, forming a coiled spiral that resembles spun gold. This silver pendant is hand wrought with tiny etruscan beads that form almost a spider web design. On top of this is an antique religious medal with St Teresa on the front and "I will spend my heaven doing good on earth" on the back.    St Teresa Avila was one of the great Christian mystics. Overcoming physical ailments, she became fully absorbed in her devoted to God. As Sri Chinmoy says: “In Spain, Teresa of Avila offered to the world something profoundly mystical. Her mystical experience is the most successful culmination of the divine marriage between the aspiring soul and the liberating Christ, and it is here that man’s helpless crying will and God’s omnipotent all-fulfilling Will embrace each other.”    This wonderful delicate choker has the most fabulous filigree silver beads ( see the close up). These came from an antique rosary as were the faux ivory colored pearls. The necklace measures 15 1/2" long and has a screw barrel closure. The pendant measures almost 2" long ( with bale).    This is a beautiful way to wear your faith close to your heart.    Ask about our ten percent off special, it could save you a lot of money.   VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our Etsy pieces regardless of which site it comes from.All layaway payments will need to be in the form of a check or money order only.  Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us.    Please use this number when ordering  ga44838. If you want to see more of these pretties this is the link to my etsy store.

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Antiques (approx100yrs)
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