In Stewart times the most common types of jewellery were rings, brooches, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. These were mode from gold, silver and bronze. Precious and semi-precious stones were also very fashionable and included pearls, emeralds, rubies and sapphires. Mary is often depicted wearing jewellery which includes rings and necklaces.
James Stewart was born on 19 June 1566. He was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and her second husband, Henry Lord Darnley. He became king of Scots in 1567 at the age of 13 months following the abdication of his mother. He was crowned King James I of England in 1603 on the death of Queen Elizabeth. He died in London on 27 March 1625.
This James VI & I Gem Pendant is made from lead-free pewter with a blue or red gem and is supplied on silver chain. The information card is full colour on the front and has historical information on the reverse.