Wonderful and much sought after vintage bronze necklace. Marked for renowned Kalevala Koru, Finland. the iconic "Paradise" necklace.
Length shortest strand: 19.2in / 49cm
Weight: 3.18oz / 90gram
"Two long-necked birds, presumably peacocks, have been immortalised to adorn this stunning necklace. Peacocks were considered residents of paradise – symbols of heavenly splendour and immortality. A stemmed basin containing the elixir of life is located below the birds. The arched edge of this piece of jewellery is believed to symbolise a church vault. The piece features the symbol of paradise in early Christian art, in which paradise was the dominion of the heavens."