I Have Wished For Thee Sterling Silver Necklace

Written by John James Audubon in a letter to his wife when they were separated by continents: "I have wished for thee, every day, every moment."

  • Pendant: 7/8" wide
  • Chain length: 18"
  • Necklace extender available here


I Have Wished For Thee

John James Audubon [1785-1851] had a talent for drawing and an interest in birds. He traveled to the remotest regions of the United States to produce his landmark watercolors and was often separated from his beloved wife, Lucy Bakewell Audubon. This romantic inscription is from a December 5, 1827 letter to her now in the collection of the New York Historical Society. The caption is wrapped around a soft organic heart shape; beautiful words of love for a modern day Valentine.

We offer UPS Ground or 2nd Day Air delivery within the United States. Ground is delivered in 3-10 days from when the order is shipped. Rates for Ground and Express shipping are provided at checkout. (We also ship internationally! Please email wholesale@dvbny.com or call +1-212-995-9300 x 201 to place an order.)

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 a jewelry bag will help prevent tarnishing.