THE GHENT NECKLACE
This beautiful necklace features blue and white porcelain Chinese beads and polished coconut wood beads, and is reminiscent of the Tawaianese Pagoda located on the waterfront in Freemason Harbor in Norfolk, Virginia, The Marine Observation Tower is also known as the Taiwanese Pagoda and is the centerpiece for the tranquil Oriental Garden. The necklace, designed and created by Seaport Sweetheart Designs, measures 27 inches long and has been finished with a gold-plated toggle clasp.
The tower was a 1989 gift to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Norfolk honoring Taiwan’s trading ties with Virginia. The two-story pagoda, with Chinese architectural details and ornamentation, sits on the concrete foundation of an old molasses tank. The unique building provides a panoramic view of the beautiful Oriental Garden, the historic battleship USS WISCONSIN, and sunsets over the Elizabeth River.