Heavenly Blooms : Edwardian Turquoise and Seed Pearl Necklace

AU$2,750.00

Approximately: US$1,925.00

A dream piece. Truly a necklace to wear for a lifetime, and pass on to the next generation. A wonderful, whimsical, one of a kind wonder.

This gorgeous confection is modelled in 15ct yellow gold and set with natural robin’s egg blue turquoise cabochons and seed pearls. Made in the late Victorian or Edwardian Era and in completely original condition, this necklace has been treasured since it was made over 100 years ago.

Blue flowers with pearl-studded leaves hang from the luscious pearl and turquoise links. Behind the largest, central flower hides a drop-loop which can be extended to hang an enhancer or pendant from but tucks up neatly when not required. Each of the turquoise cabochons remains it’s original blue colour – a sign that it is of the very highest quality turquoise as lesser quality turquoise will change to a green hue over time (or when it comes in contact with perfumes and oils.) Each of the turquoise cabochons in the flower strands is held in place in an open-backed cut-down collet. The seed pears are grain set in place and all stones appear to be original to the piece.

The necklace measures 48.5cm in length and weighs approximately 8 grams. It has a 15ct hallmark to the reverse.

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Description

Made during the late Victorian or Edwardian Era of 15ct yellow gold. The handmade construction is exquisite, the quality of this piece is absolutely undeniable.

The necklace features 9 oval cabochons graduating in size from approximately 8×5.3mm to 5x3mm. A further 6 round cabochons embelish darling little golden tendrils, and the centre links also feature alternating turquoise cabochons and seed pearls. The tiny leaves are also studded with natural seed pearls, grain set in place.

The necklace measures 48.5cm in length and weighs approximately 8 grams.

Additional information

Era

Late Victorian / Edwardian
1890 – 1910

Metal

15ct yellow gold

Stones

Natural turquoise and natural seed pearls

Dimensions

48.5cm in length, including the clasp
weighs approximately 8 grams.