I've admired this necklace for a very long time! I think it was actually the necklace that first attracted me to Catherine's work. And now I have it along with a gorgeous set of earrings that Catherine made especially to go with the necklace! I purchased the gold vermeil necklace with the oxidized silver chain and gray and peacock pearls. The swoop of the curved piece is very dramatic and makes a beautiful contrast to the sweet pearls. Catherine's vision and work is first-rate and gorgeous and it makes me so happy to just hold and look at this necklace. As John Keats said, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever."