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Courtney Denise Lipson

Pearl Dissent Collar Necklace

Pearl Dissent Collar Necklace

Regular price $700.00 USD
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Dissent collar necklace honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and female successors like Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. “The standard robe is made for a man because it has a place for the shirt to show, and the tie,” Ginsburg was quoted saying in 2009 by the Washington Post. She and Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman Supreme Court justice, “thought it would be appropriate if we included as part of our robe something typical of a woman,” Ginsburg said. So they began wearing lacy jabots and later, Justice Ginsburg acquired a large collection of various styles of collars made of beads, lace, pearls, and metals.

Collar pendant is stamped on the back with a quote from RBG: "Never underestimate the power of a girl with a book".

Made of sterling silver, micro-mosaic, onyx, pearls, labradorite, mother-of-pearl.

Adjustable necklace may be worn at 18-20" lengths 

My personal story behind this one: One of a kind, strung on pearls, onyx, and labradorite with a mother of pearl black oyster shell button that came from my grandmother’s sewing basket (there aren’t any other buttons like this in her kit). This evoked for me the countless afternoons spent at the library where grandma would let me check out as many books as I liked while she perused her own stacks. Reading and education for girls and women was a priority for her; my mother told me she started a book club back in the 50’s to teach women to read and recent immigrants to learn English in her Denver home. I am proud to be the granddaughter of an educated Jewish woman of empathy who minimized herself too much and kept some of her greatest strengths hidden from me. Grateful for the memories of her that continue to enlighten me as I age; inside my heart the complex woman she was beyond “Grandma” becomes more real.


Inlaid glass beads and polychrome grout in precious metals.

Shipping & Returns

Items in store will ship within 1-3 business days. For custom orders I will contact you regarding time frame, typically, allow 4-6 weeks unless you've requested a rush order, which may result in a rush fee. Free shipping is provided within the US via US Mail: Priority Mail Insured with Delivery Confirmation. If you request expedited shipping, I will quote additional me for details.
I will accept returns on unworn, undamaged, unaltered items within 7 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange at my discretion. Return shipping charges are the buyer's responsibility, and insurance is recommended. Contact me prior to making a return.

Care Instructions

After wearing, wipe jewelry with a clean, soft cloth to remove oils and light tarnish. Periodically, you may clean the jewelry with mild soap, cool water and a soft bristle brush, but do not immerse in water. Do not wear micro-mosaics while swimming or showering. The metal portions may be cleaned with a polishing cloth impregnated with polishing compound, being careful not to get the compound on the micro-mosaics as it may discolor them.

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