This necklace, in the form of an artist's palette, is engraved on one side with Thomas Cole's signature and on the other side with the first part of his quote, "Nature is the star by which to steer." The quote continues, "to excellence in art." Regarded as the founder of America's first major art movement, now known as the Hudson River School, Thomas Cole's 19th-century paintings of American wilderness dislayed a new-found awe for the majesty of the American landscape. Today, his home and studios in Catskill, New York, are a National Historic Landmark that are open to the public.
Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.