A few weeks back a friend asked me if I could make her one of my literary pearl drop necklaces with text from her favorite book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I am always delighted to design custom jewelry for my fellow book lovers so I pulled out my copy of Gatsby and looked for the perfect passage to feature in this very special design. I wanted something that captured the romance of Gatsby’s unwavering love for Daisy and I found it in this little snippet of text that had Gatsby’s name and the green light. For all that the story ends tragically and that Daisy ultimately does not love Gatsby the way he loves her, I have always adored the image of Gatsby reaching for the green light and think that it is one of the most romantic images in modern literature. As one more homage to the iconic green light and all it represents, I added a green Swarovski pearl drop and, when all was said and done, simply fell in love with the finished piece.
With permission from the friend who commissioned the piece, I decided to add this gorgeous Great Gatsby necklace to my Etsy shop. And I also made a matching pair of Great Gatsby earrings, featuring both Gatsby and Daisy’s names.
Both the necklace and the earrings are available here in my Etsy shop.