Enchanted : Edwardian Moonstone Necklace in 9ct Gold

AU$1,750.00

Approximately: US$1,225.00

All original moonstone fringe necklace in 9ct yellow gold, complete with original chain and barrel clasp. This piece dates to the turn of the 20th century, circa 1890 – 1910.

The moonstones are all beautifully clear with delicious blue schiller found in the highest quality antique Ceylon style moonstones.
 The nine cabochons are graduated in size with the largest oval hanging in the centre measuring 14.2 x 8.6mm, and the smallest measuring 8.4 x 7.5mm. The moonstones have a combined carat weight of 17.5 carats.

There are some visible natural inclusions in several of the stones, the largest inclusion being a non-surface-reaching ‘healed fissure’ in the centre cabochon. This appears as a thin white stripe when held up to the light, but almost disappears when worn. It was delightful sitting next to my lovely gemologist of over 20 years experience while she was examining the stones under her microscope – she was gleeful looking at all the natural inclusions, including little gemstone crystals trapped within the moonstones.

The necklace is 49cm or 19.2″ long. It weighs 7.6 grams
The gold is unmarked but has been verified by XRF test as slightly over 9ct gold throughout.
In beautiful antique condition.

Some signs of wear to the stones commensurate with age.
Ready for immediate wear.

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All original moonstone fringe necklace in 9ct yellow gold, complete with original chain and barrel clasp. This piece dates to the turn of the 20th century, circa 1890 – 1910.

The moonstones are all beautifully clear and bright with delicious blue schiller found in the highest quality antique moonstones.
The nine cabochons are graduated in size with the largest oval hanging in the centre measuring 14.2 x 8.6mm, and the smallest measuring 8.4 x 7.5mm. The moonstones have a combined carat weight of 17.5 carats

The necklace is 49cm or 19.2″ long. It weighs 7.6 grams

The gold is unmarked but has been verified by XRF test as slightly over 9ct gold throughout.

In beautiful antique condition. Some signs of wear to the stones commensurate with age.
Ready for immediate wear.