The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the premier order of English Knighthood. Membership in the order is the highest honour which the Sovereign can bestow. The order consists the Sovereign and twenty-five Knights.
The Collar of the order was first instituted in 1510 by King Henry VIII. It consisted of 12 buckled garters each circling a tudor rose, alternated with 12 knotted entwined cords. The pendant was introduced in 1521, featuring St. George slaying the dragon encircled by a buckled garter.
Our reproduction is contains 18 knotted links and 18 garter links. The "Lesser George" Pendant hangs from the center.
Two finish options are available: Pewter or Gold-Tone Pewter (add $20). Should you be ambitious, the collar can be painted with enamel paints into the full color version pictured below.
Pewter. Length is 108cm. Made in the United Kingdom, assembled in the United States of America.