I am thrilled to see my Clemence necklace featured in the April issue of InStyle! (Thank you, InStyle contributing editor Marion Fasel!) My piece is the black and white necklace on the right side of the page below.
Clemence (1293 – 1328) was the second wife of King Louis X of France. In the historical novels Les Rois Maudits, she is portrayed as a pious woman who, after the death of her husband, consoled herself with jewelry. I figured she would like a piece with two big stones in it. I designed the necklace after I designed a variety of Clemence rings:
The necklace can be customized to match any of the rings. The rings themselves can be customized with the stones of your choice. All the pieces are made with a hefty amount of matte 18K yellow gold. If you’re in the market for fine jewelry, these pieces are an unusually good buy because I see that I haven’t adjusted the price to reflect the skyrocketing price of gold (now over $1,400 an ounce). I will have to change the price after my existing inventory sells out, so act fast.
I’m also delighted to have been interviewed recently by Imogen Lamport of Inside Out Style and Kristin Larson of msn.com. If you write about me, don’t forget to let me know so I can tweet and Facebook you. I’ll also link to you on my blog. Interviews get linked here and other mentions go in the Thanks for the Love column on the right side of this screen.
UPDATED TO ADD: If you’re in the L.A. area, you can try on the Clemence ring with two rock crystals at Broken English.