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Reading Agatha Christie's autobiography, the character of Auntie-Grannie in all her Victorian grandour steps out of the pages, from the shrouded, heavily furnitured dining room and the food store cupboard lined with tins and preserved fruit to the shopping adventures at the Army & Navy Stores in Victoria Street. They shopped for velvet and lace, made into dresses by seamstresses always seemingly from unfortunate circumstances and without much skill. Although her Auntie-Grannie seemed a bit more bawdy than her Miss Marple, her famous Victorian-minded detective, both found themselves quite justified in thinking the worst about people: "a mind like a sink!" is an often used phrase throughout Marple mysteries. Yet, her Victorian minded characters were ladies and understood style of manner and dress. The pale purple and mauve colors, the pearls and the refined style of this 20" necklace would appeal to a lady of those times. Each bead is hand-knotted with silk thread for maximum fluidity and drape - there is nothing like silk for this!- but keep in mind the chalcedony drops are dyed and may lose color with exposure to strong light. Cost: $115.00 USD
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