Mary Read Necklace November 21, 2009 13:44
If your life is in her hands...well, the outcome may be dicey. Born in the late 17th century, Mary Read was the illigitimate daughter of the widow of a sea captain. She spent much of her life disguised as a boy, and spent time as both a privateer and a pirate. She fought and won a duel against another pirate to save the life of her lover, a navigator aboard Calico Jack Rackham's ship.
The Mary Read Necklace is made with freshwater pearls, shell, horn, carnelian, fish bone, cinnabar, recycled glass, african sand-cast glass, lava, pyrite, brass, 14k gold-filled clasp and connectors and a replica hand-struck Spanish Escudo Dubloon, minted between 1651 and 1773.