Natural Turquoise bead necklace with miniature


There is a great deal of beauty in natural objects. Such is the case with this undyed and untreated turquoise necklace with miniature portrait.  Elegant beaded stone necklaces were worn by middle class women and children throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The miniature portrait features a young lady from the Romantic Era (1830s-1840s). This necklace can be worn with historical attire or for any modern occasion that calls for natural elegance. Our genuine turquoise beaded necklace is an all- natural option that gives the look and feel of the jewelry from these bygone eras.

Material: Natural Turquoise, *metal, glass

Color: Dark Green, turquoise, gold

Length (including clasp): 19″

Necklace not suitable for small children.

1 in stock


The art and skill of jewelry and millinery making is historically a cottage industry. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, women and their children hand worked from home- hand crafting flowers, laces, and jewelry for market. Here at Maggie May Clothing, we are carrying on the traditional. My mother taught me to sew and now I am teaching my daughter. However, her interest lies in jewelry rather than sewing.

The necklaces found on our accessories page are made by my daughter. Each piece is reviewed for craftsmanship as she has learned that creating quality separates hand made from mass produced. And, she is learning about entrepreneurship as she gets to keep all the funds from her sales!

*All materials used in our reproduction jewelry originate from the United States and are lead and nickel free (unless otherwise noted in the description of the item).  All our jewelry is in compliance with California’s Lead-Containing Jewelry Law.

If you are allergic to metal, this jewelry should not be worn.

Additional information

Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions6 × 4 × 3 in

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