Vintage Italian Micromosaic Assemblage Necklace

Jan's Description

When I found this lovely micromosaic pin at a flea market in Florence, I knew it did not matter that the pinback was broken as it would become the focal point of a special necklace. The tiny glass mosaic tiles are all intact. It has been mounted on a vintage mother of pearl button. A vintage chain tassel dangles from the filigree. Iridescent blue vintage crystals connect the chain, filigree and vintage metal stamping to form a unique statement necklace you can wear with anything.

Overall length is 24"

This necklace is one of a kind and lovingly handmade by me in my home studio in San Francisco. Most of my creations are a mix of antique, vintage, and new parts, some of which may show signs of aging and wear. I feel that such “imperfections” only add character to the piece and hope that you do too. 

About the Artisan

Jan Dempsey has been designing jewelry since she was a “flower child” of the 60’s. As a wife, mother and now world traveler, creating jewelry has always been a source of immense joy and therapy. Her "re-created" pieces are crafted from her own unique assortment of vintage findings and beads. Jan's distinctive designs reflect a relaxed sophistication that takes you from jeans to cocktail dress.