Jewelry Tudor Costume

The gold and pearl medallions are inexpensive clip-on earrings with the clip part cut off for the French hood, necklaces and the cross on the girdle jewelry. The clip was left on for the false sleeves and the fur turned-back sleeves. If you look at a number of Tudor Portraits (1515-1560) you will see that the subjects often wore a necklace that had two strands and the lower one slipped down into the bodice. You will also notice that every piece of jewelry and embellishment to the gown most often matched. That is why I used eight pairs of matching earrings.

Photos by Gail Nichols
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