A single forged bronze fork is adorned with Amazonite gemstones and terra cotta Japanese glass beads, hanging elegantly on a 14k gold-filled chain. At 30 inches, this graceful long layering necklace makes a bold impact with simple lines.
The Althea Necklace is a part of our Femina collection, which celebrates simple, modern forms and natural materials. Based on striking neutrals, intentional strokes of color punctuate the collection. Each piece is named after an influential and inspiring woman, who has made a tremendous impact on the world.
The Althea Necklace is named after Althea Gibson, an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first Black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first African American to win a Grand Slam title (the French Championships). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the US Nationals (precursor of the US Open), then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. Gibson was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.
total length: 30 in.
The piece will tarnish with time and exposure to the elements. Jewelry should be removed before swimming or showering to help maintain shine. Avoid polishing gemstones.