Elegance : Antique Aquamarine Négligée Necklace

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The word breathtaking springs to mind whenever I admire this wonderful jewel from the turn of the 20th Century, circa 1900. This antique necklace is of choker length and made in the négligée style with two dangling drops of unequal length. This style was fashionable from about 1890 – 1910.

A piece with similar design elements was made by the famous Mrs. Newman of London and is published in the recent Tadema Gallery London book. Also viewable online here.

Manufacture:
Handmade in 15ct gold throughout, the necklace features six natural aquamarine gemstones of a fine medium aqua blue. The gemstones have all been verified as natural by an independent gemologist. The piece is unmarked, but the metal content has been confirmed by XRF test.
Weighs 7.8 grams

The largest aquamarine is square cushion cut and measures approx 11.85mm x 12.4mm x 7.85mm – approximately 5.6 carats. It is set into a gold bezel with double prongs at the corners and decorated with four small natural pearls in bezel settings.

The necklace drop measures 74.3mm from the top of the topmost aquamarine to the bottom of the lowest pear cut aquamarine drop.

The necklace measures 37cm and closes with a barrel clasp. Swapping the chain for one of a longer length could be handled easily by your local bench jeweller, or please contact me for a quote.

Condition:
In outstanding condition with no faults to note. Ready for immediate wear.

Description

Handmade in 15ct gold throughout, the necklace features six natural aquamarine gemstones of a fine medium aqua blue. The gemstones have all been verified as natural by an independent gemologist. The piece is unmarked, but the metal content has been confirmed by XRF test.
Weighs 7.8 grams

The largest aquamarine is square cushion cut and measures approx 11.85mm x 12.4mm x 7.85mm – approximately 5.6 carats. It is set into a gold bezel with double prongs at the corners and decorated with four small natural pearls in bezel settings.

The necklace drop measures 74.3mm from the top of the topmost aquamarine to the bottom of the lowest pear cut aquamarine drop.

The necklace measures 37cm and closes with a barrel clasp.