This is truly an heirloom piece of jewelry!
Born in Italy to American parents, Christina always felt an affinity for Italian landscape, and has been producing miniature landscapes as jewelry for years.
This one-of-a-kind necklace begins when Christina molds the base from resin, then gessoes it. She gold leafs the frame with 22k gold leaf, then proceeds to paint the miniature landscape using very fine brushes and a magnifier. Each piece is painted individually - no mechanical or photo reproduction is involved!
Although protected with varnish, the piece should be stored carefully. Avoid spraying with perfume or hair products.
Frame is 7/8" square, findings and chain are 14k Gold-filled