This gold necklace, locket and pendant are from the late 16th century, and are known as the "Penicuik Jewels. " The pieces are said to have been the property of Mary, Queen of Scots. They were preserved for a long period by the Clerks of Penicuik as RELICS of Mary.
It is a good time to challenge the notion that jewelry just has decorative importance. Our "Talk of Jewelry Past" BLOG will present relevant elements from the history of jewelry :).
A couple of our special ones are visible at http://www. vimeo. com/HouseOfHopePress and http://www. Twitter. com/HealthyHartKids.
It's July 4th weekend in New York and we're celebrating American liberty :).