Aristotle Onassis, who enjoyed giving Jackie Greek-style jewelry, presented her with this necklace in 1969. The necklace was placed on Jackie's breakfast tray one morning while the couple was sailing aboard Onassis' world-famous yacht, the Christina. The central element of the necklace contains a square knot, reminiscent of the love knots Mediterranean sailors would give to their lovers or wives before a long voyage. When the sailors returned the sailors would retrieve their knots, often decorated and enhanced during their absence. Over many years, and over many voyages, these knots would become very personal and unique. This particular knot includes two lioness heads, each holding a genuine jade ball in it's mouth.
This lioness knot necklace has geniune jade that dangles from the lion's mouth. The 24k gold plated necklace is 20" long with a lobster clasp and 3"extention.
Jacqueline Kennedy Collection
She wore them with the grace, elegance and dignity that made her America's most loved first lady and a shining icon the world over.
Now Camrose & Kross has created gorgeous jewelry rendered from pieces hand picked by Jacqueline Kennedy herself. Each piece reflects the impeccable taste and radiant charisma of one of this century's most enduring legacies.
Camrose and Kross has reproduced the Jacqueline Kennedy Collection as costume jewelry. Most of the pieces are white metal alloys electroplated in either 24k gold, rhodium or platinum. All rings are vermeil: pure sterling silver plated in 100 mils of 24k gold. All of the jewelry is guaranteed for life against defects in workmanship. This includes plating chipping or wearing, stones falling out or defective hardware and findings. Watches fall under the same warranty, except for their movements, which are guaranteed for 1 year.
Each piece of jewelry is gift boxed in a velour covered steel case and comes with a Camrose & Kross certificate of authenticity. Also included is a romance card with some fascinating information about Jackie and her life.