Porte Ouvrant Small Red Enamel and Diamond Mixed Pendant
£2,310
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Small Porte Ouvrant (keyhole) necklace pendant with a 9ct yellow gold door and silver frame, the door set with diamonds and red enamel on one side with a diamond pave loop. Inspired by the myriad of stone doorways that open to reveal inner courtyards, and carved wooden doorways opening into gardens of succulents and scented jasmines tumbling into fountains decorated with mosaics leading into a new world. From the journey to Morocco.

The pendant, including the loop, measures approximately 36x12mm

The pendant is shown here on an Isla chain.

Model wears a 16 inch Isla chain.

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Porte Ouvrant

As we start to emerge from Lockdown, this pendant feels amuletic in design with its opening door leading the wearer to new ways of thinking, new opportunities, new beginnings at the start of a new era. The beautiful key-hole outline shape of the Moorish doors always seems to invite one to look in, to enquire and to wonder. In the bustling Medina with my sketch book I imagined doorways with swivelling doors that would have differing decoration on each side of the door and through them I created new imaginary vistas. I have called it Porte Ouvrant because I like the French turn of phrase that suggests that the door is not just opened, but opening.

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