News-Antique.com - Sep 18,2012 - Feminine glamour infused the design of royal Renaissance jewelry during the reign of Elizabeth I. Very few of her jewels survived changing fashions and the succession of monarchs who dissolved the remainder of her inheritance. Notably missing from the treasury was Elizabeth’s beloved Canterbury bracelet, a chain of miniature jeweled emblems. Missing for 400 years, it has been revived by jewelry designer and historian Shelley Cooper.
“My quest to recreate the fabled bracelet resulted in this design,” Cooper proudly explained. “It transmits opulence through exquisite hand-worked detail and a regal palette of crystal and vintage stones.”
Brass, gold, silver and copper emblems in round, oval, square, diamond and clover shapes are set with brilliant cut, regally-colored crystals along two strands of chain and a slide insert clasp. Many artists contributed to the creation of the Canterbury to lift the spirits of the wearer and make her feel just like royalty.
If you’re a jewelry collector, we invite you to view these items on our website, www. sweetromanceonline.com. Receive a 10% discount off your first order by using coupon code NA100. If you’re a dealer we invite you to purchase from our wholesale website at www.ordersweetromance.com. Live customer service is available at 800-935-1935.
About Sweet Romance Jewelry Manufacturing
Sweet Romance Jewelry Manufacturing is an American design studio and manufacturer producing the jewelry lines of Sweet Romance and Ollipop. CEO Shelley Copper is an artist, designer and historian who weaves history, beauty and imagination into jewelry designs which radiate the authenticity and spirit of many eras of fashion history. Her lines are sold to retailers and wholesalers worldwide as well as through the online jewelry boutique at sweetromanceonline.com and shelleycooper.com.