This is a 1950's "key to my heart" necklace. This piece is from my mother's estate. It features a filigree and embossed heart and key. The heart has an emblem shape for engraving, which is blank. This is probably gold plated - although we are not sure. It polishes beautifully with a jeweller's cloth. The chain is 18 inches.
The classic jewelry with the classic black dress is the "simple" strand of pearls. This 24 in. strand consists of hand knotted 8 mm faux pearls by Marvella. With its classy gold signature lock, these Marvella beauties hold their own anywhere.