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Judi Dench’s favourite necklace?

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Do you have a favourite piece of jewelry, a favourite necklace perhaps, that you wear often? I was watching a video with Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch performing a bit of Shakespeare, and my eye was drawn to her necklace. I’ve always liked Judi’s style – she’s classy and understated. Anyway, back to the necklace… I googled to see what other jewelry she wears, and was struck by how many images I found of her wearing the same necklace, or combination of necklaces – she seems to have a few short chains that she likes to layer. The one I am talking about is the shorter one in this photo – it appears to be a double chain with a small focal open silver ring, with many very small silver discs dangling from the chain.

Is this Judi Dench's favourite necklace?
Judi Dench at the Olivier Awards in London in 2014.Credit Will Oliver/European Pressphoto Agency

So perhaps I have discovered that Judi Dench has a favourite necklace.

Go ahead and google “Judi Dench” images and you’ll see what I mean.

I have a favourite necklace that I wear with almost everything – providing the neckline of my top is suitable for it. It’s a sterling silver cable chain, with a darkened patina for an aged appearance. At the centre, there is a selection of pearls, crystals and stones in blue and grey, and a small textured dimensional heart charm. The necklace is about 18″ long, and works well with an open collared shirt, or a scoop neck or v-neck t-shirt. I find myself wearing it with white, black, grey, navy or red. It’s something I made, of course, and it’s nearly one of a kind – I did make another very similar to this, at the request of a customer who lives in another city – I’m pretty sure we’re not going to bump into each other wearing the same necklace.

my favourite necklace
My favourite necklace – I wear this all the time!

Do you have a favourite piece of jewelry that you wear often? Please leave a comment and tell me about it!

 

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2 thoughts on “Judi Dench’s favourite necklace?

  1. You are right about Judi Dench – there are several photos of her wearing that necklace! I think we all have pieces of jewelry that feel like part of our daily wardrobe; if we’re not wearing them, we feel almost not fully dressed or without our tiny protective armor.

    1. Hi Roslyn! I find it kind of odd – with all the money she must have and the amount of jewelry she could theoretically buy, she stands by a favourite. I imagine she’s a down-to-earth person.

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