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Home Shop Sapphires August Beach Big Wave Starfish Necklace

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Sterling Silver……….X4250…..$785

14K White Gold……X4211…..$1,444

August Beach Big Wave Starfish Necklace

Item #: X4211

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
and the Starfish

Longfellow would have loved our 2022 lighthouse. When Henry was 15, in 1822, he was already walking from downtown Portland to an earlier version of Portland Headlight. He sat on grassy hillsides overlooking the ocean. He explored cliffs and coves and poked around tide pools for starfish and sea urchins. Henry knew the lighthouse keeper by his first name. What part of the poet evolved in Longfellow’s visits to the lighthouse? What part of the magic of the tidepools and the rhythm of the waves found their way into Longfellow’s lyric poetry?

August was the month by the seashore when our icy waters would get warmer, some days it was actually tolerable. Seaweed and other aquatic forms of life would wash ashore; starfish were one of the creatures of the summer beach.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
and the Starfish

Longfellow would have loved our 2022 lighthouse. When Henry was 15, in 1822, he was already walking from downtown Portland to an earlier version of Portland Headlight. He sat on grassy hillsides overlooking the ocean. He explored cliffs and coves and poked around tide pools for starfish and sea urchins. Henry knew the lighthouse keeper by his first name. What part of the poet evolved in Longfellow’s visits to the lighthouse? What part of the magic of the tidepools and the rhythm of the waves found their way into Longfellow’s lyric poetry?

August was the month by the seashore when our icy waters would get warmer, some days it was actually tolerable. Seaweed and other aquatic forms of life would wash ashore; starfish were one of the creatures of the summer beach.

Portland Headlight as Longfellow Knew It.

Longfellow’s
Portland Headlight

This painting was done by G.M. Hathaway. Hathaway’s productive years crossed Longfellow’s later years. Purely imaginative, “Hathaway could have been out doing this lighthouse one August afternoon in 1878 as a young painter, while an old Longfellow, age 71 was visiting his sentimental haunts. They may have met and talked and Longfellow may have said, ‘I remember the lighthouse by the sea.'”

On the back of the painting

Hathaway inscribed on the back of the painting, “I remember the lighthouse by the Sea. Longfellow” Then someone else scotch-taped a photo of Longfellow on the back. Longfellow did write a poem, The Lighthouse, thought to be about Portland headlight.

The August Beach
Big Wave Starfish Necklace
Sterling Silver and 14K Yellow Gold

The necklace is sterling silver and 14K yellow gold set with a swirl of blue sapphires. The starfish is 14K yellow gold set with color-enhanced orange sapphires in the center and brilliant yellow sapphires in the arms. The combination and contrast are grand. The necklace, on an 18-inch chain, hangs two inches from your heart… which makes this passion perfect.

This is a Lovely Necklace
Shows Well, Nice Size

Yellow and gold and silver, the orange and yellow colored sapphires stand out, looking like a real seaside starfish stepping into a large blue sapphire cresting wave. If you love the sea, and have a poetic sense about you this very well may be a perfect piece of jewelry. Yellow and gold and silver, the orange and yellow colored sapphires stand out, looking like a real seaside starfish stepping into a large blue sapphire cresting wave. If you love the sea, and have a poetic sense about you this very well may be a perfect piece of jewelry.

Poet Longfellow’s
August Beach Starfish

Longfellow came out many times as a teenager to visit the sea at Portland Headlight. He sat at the edge, explored the beach, and looked around tidepools. Starfish? Yes. Sea Urchins? Yes. Waves? Absolutely. He watched ketches, schooners, and clipper ships arrive and depart. He saw white sails and blue seas.

Our Poet Longfellow’s August Beach Starfish necklace is a 14K yellow gold starfish filled with 16 yellow-orange colored-enhanced sapphires and surrounded by a sterling silver frame and wave with 27 blue sapphires suspended from an 18-inch silver chain with a lobster claw clasp. Awesome look. Great size.

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Orders Under $1,000 – Free shipping via FedEx (allow 4 business days). You can upgrade to overnight delivery for $20.

Orders Over $1,000 – Ship Free by your choice of FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express. A signature is required on delivery.

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