Ami amet deli pencet French Brooch Necklace ($575 on sale for $175! / changeable gems & metals) Version 1.0

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One of our most popular pieces of jewelry, marked down during the "Alchemy Immortalis" first birthday sale...

•) The Inspiration Behind this French Brooch Necklace (•

This particular creation was inspired by a French, 13th century gold ring brooch decorated with rubies and sapphires in tall collets encircled with foliage. We have named our own piece with an inscription that was common during this era: "Ami Amet Deli Pencet", which translated from French means "think of a friend who loves you".

True to the period we wanted this to be a versatile adornment, so we chose to include a little inspiration from a portrait of Sir Christoper Hatton, circa 1589, in which he wore a cameo suspended from a luxurious set of gold chains around his neck. In our own creation we've substituted the thick chains with fine, gold filgree leaves and stems, cultivating a more delicate art piece to grace a woman's gentle throat, while still being substantial enough for a man.

We say "inspired" because we don't recreate pieces, but rather conjure up our own jewelled magic based on the spirit of authentic renaissance adornments that capture our imagination, and that allow us to both explore and share some of the rich, historical context behind them.

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•) A Bit of History (•

Jewelry was worn by all ages and genders in the middle ages, and often had functional purposes as well as decorative ones. Pieces were often ornate and elaborate, with courtly love appearing as a central theme in many creations. This is the "intent" that this necklace was infused with during it's creation.

As influence increased toward the latter half of the thirteenth century so so the demand for jewellery outside of court circles. As a result, laws were passed in an attempt to prevent the lower classes from wearing jewellery at all. Edward III introduced a law in England in 1363 forbidding the families of artisans and yeoman from wearing "belts, collars, clasps, rings, garters, brooches, ribbons, chains, bands or seals, or any other thing whatsoever of gold or silver", though this proved a rather difficult thing to enforce. Imagine trying to make that law work in Second Life *grins*

Curious about the historical details behind this ring and other jewelry from it's time period? We've shared some of our favourite facts with you on this below.

(See the section called: •) This Collection's Historical Roots and Inspirations (• )

•) Also Available in this Collection (•

* ) AI ( -* PROMO *- "Ami amet deli pencet" French Brooch (Unisex/Change Metals/Gems/Size)

•) Specifications (•

* Ability to change the stone settings to reflect combinations of Ruby, Sapphire, Bloodstone, Hematite and Carnelian, chosen for their magical and healing properties.

* Alchemy feature allows you to transmute the metal to any of 6 choices, including: white gold, silver, pewter, rich gold, antique gold and copper.

* Automatic resizing and pose system built into your jewelry. This allows you to make the item larger or smaller to suit your unique avatar shape.

* Elegant cabochon cut gemstones, true to their Roman and medieval counterparts, with rich, natural lighting and a high polish. Lighting is hand painted. Although it would be easier to simply cast light in our 3d programme, we like the artistic quality of hand painted lighting better.

* A gentle, flexible vine chain dangles down the back from the necklace's clasp, creating a realistic swaying motion.

* 3 gentle needle-style pendulums dangle from the pendant's base, set to gently move with your own natural m

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lovely made work ..:)

Posted October 25, 2015 by KIWI Haven 5 stars

tis more like a necklace than a brooch for your shoulder! But the work done on this item was really nice for this prize:) tysm to the maker of fine jewels:)

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Posted January 19, 2011 by LillithMei Heron 5 stars

Very happy, looks great!!

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