A DIA Exclusive!
The granite stone in this pendant necklace was removed from the Detroit Institute of Arts in 2018 during a renovation of the north wing of the museum which made way for the completion of the Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing. The stone material came from the demolition of a large staircase that took visitors from the Kirby Lobby to the Contemporary Galleries on the second floor. Materials like these play an important role in the history of the DIA’s architecture. The addition of the north wing in 1971, designed by the architectural firm Harley, Ellington, Cowin & Stirton, employed the use of a dark granite on the building’s exterior to serve as a backdrop for the original white marble building. During a later renovation, the exterior of both the north and south wings were refaced in the same white marble as the original Cret building, allowing the additions and the original building to appear more unified.
Sterling silver setting and chain. Back of pendant is stamped with "DIA" and "Sterling".
Necklace length adjustable: 17" to 20"
Lobster claw closure.
Comes gift-boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity.