CAROSELLO ON THE CAROUSEL PENDANT NECKLACE
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William is a master of mechanisms, his creations inspiring awe and delight in equal measure. This one of a kind pendant necklace is in a realm beyond, it is indeed the stuff pure dreams are made of.
Carousel comes from the old Italian word "carosello," meaning "little war”.
Carousel like contraptions have been used around the world, their first depictions captured in relief carvings from 1500 years ago. It’s said that Italian crusaders in the 12th century observed Arabian games of horsemanship and called them little wars or battles. This later gave way to the Middle Ages where carousels were employed by knights as training tools for combat. The first carousels as we know them did not appear in European carnivals until the 19th century and like this masterpiece have always been feats of engineering.
Conjuring the beauty of those carousels of old, this fully operational carousel pendant has been masterfully handcrafted. Three unicorns, one each in 18ct yellow, white and pink gold lead each other on a merry chase around a mirror-like polished 18ct yellow gold platform operated by an exquisite emerald studded winder. Striped candy poles of 18ct yellow, white and pink gold prop up the carousel’s fluted 18ct yellow gold canopy, cascading down to rounding boards and scenic panels bejewelled with millegrained white diamonds and sapphires of blue, pink and green. Tourmaline briolettes sparkling from their petaled gold caps complete this dazzling display. The 18ct yellow gold chain itself features a gorgeous handmade clasp and WLG’s crest insignia.
Truly a one of a kind piece to be treasured for generations to come, full materials and measurements are outlined below.
Made with love in William Llewellyn Griffiths’ Melbourne studio.
Upon request this necklace comes with an accredited valuation.
18ct Yellow, White, and Pink gold
Round, Blue, Pink & Green, 9 x 0.25 ct each
Round, Blue, Pink & Green, 3 x 0.01 ct each
Round Brilliant Cut, D/E/F (White), VS+, Fine cut, 13 x 2.60-2.65mm each = total carat weight 0.92ct
Emerald (winder handle) -
Round Cabochon, 1 x 2.5mm
Briolettes, 4 = approx total carat weight 20cts
Total length with bail: 74.85mm
Total length without bail: 65.3mm
Total diameter without winder: 35.84mm
Total diameter with winder: 39.47mm
Length of 18ct yellow gold trace chain: 75cm
Total weight (with chain): 122.92 grams