Heaven's Gate Necklace
The fascinating past. . . Our Heaven's Gates devotional necklace commemorates the panel of Mary from the altarpiece with Shelley's interpretation of architectural elements of the Cathedral of St. Bravo. Since its creation the Ghent altarpiece has been considered one of the masterpieces of European art and a world treasure.
Over the centuries the panels have come close to being destroyed during outbreaks of war and ideological controversies. They were moved and damaged by fire, while some were sold, and still others taken during wars. All the panels were finally returned to the Cathedral of Saint Belgium following World War I.
About the Designer . . .
Shelley Cooper marries modern vogue with a Victorian essence. The artisanship of her Sweet Romance Jewelry is both novel and familiar, a realization of style that has the heart of an heirloom piece. Each is lovingly handcrafted in her Los Angeles, USA, studio.
- Pendant is 2 1/4" long x 1 1/4" wide.
- 38 1/4" chain.
- Brass, glass, and crystal stones.
- Sweet Romance.