The Eiffel Tower opened in 1889 for the Exposition Universelle and was met with some fanfare and much skepticism. Guy de Maupassant, the father of the modern short story, so hated it that he enjoyed his daily main meal there because it was the only place in Paris that he could not see it. Eiffel’s persistence though paid off, the iron tower quickly became an enduring symbol of Love and the first modern construction that would be synonymous with a city. NEC’s vintage Eiffel Tower medal is sure to be your new fav pendant. She is fresh from Paris (with Sacre Coueur on verso) and joins vintage Swarovski crystal and Jet finding on Sterling Silver chain and findings.