Another massive jewel for the highborn re-enactor. Top eyelet allows for hanging the jewel on a necklace or to sew it on your headwear. The three lower eyelets allow hanging a small chain for pearls, or to let some pearls dangle from it directly.
Width: 38 mm
Height including eyelets: 52 mm
Central gemstone holder: opening of 10x10 mm, with 5 mm depth from rim to bottom.
About the original jewel
The original Jewel is gold, set with a faceted amethyst and its design features the ‘Sun in Splendour’ motif, which King Edward IV adopted as his personal badge after his victory at the Battle of Mortimers Cross in 1461. The badge would have originally had three pearls (for the holy trinity) hanging from the droppers but these have not survived. This can be seen on Henry VII's portrait.
The rare jewel is currently at the British Museum, making its way through the treasure process.