17" Double-Strand Emerald Pearl & Brass Chain with Silver & Brass Medallion
Style #: TR2084-Z
17" Double strand Emerald pearl linkage and brass Provance chain with silver Grande bezel and Micro Bee brass Centennial stack
In celebration on its centennial anniversary, a French bank based in Savoie, a town in the Western Alps, released this medallion. Savoie takes its name from the Latin Sapaudia, meaning land covered in fir trees.
A hugely important icon during his reign, Napoleon ensured that the bee was widely adopted in his court on clothing, draperies, carpets and furniture all across France. He also had over 300 golden jewels styled in the image of a Bee affixed to his coronation robe.
French Kande is plated in sterling silver, gold and brass, all hand-finished by California artisans. Many feature color variations and blemishes that contribute to their one-of-a-kind aesthetic. Keep your Kande dry and free of oils and fragrances to maintain the finish's integrity. Should it patina over time, use a polishing cloth to revive its lustre. Do not use cleaners or polishing compounds as it will remove the oxidation resulting in a brightened, shiny finish.