A little over 30 years ago, when Rue had just finished working on “Maude,” she got this one-of-a-kind mermaid necklace. It was handmade, dated ’79, and signed by the artist on the back. The 14″ chain is 14kt gold and the 2 1/8″ x 1/2″ mermaid pendant is 18kt. There are three 1/8″ in diameter pearls along the chain and a beautiful, rare, green sapphire in the mermaid’s hand. The gem stone is more than an 1/8th of an inch across and the whole piece weighs over 16 grams. This original, fine piece of jewelry comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.