So elegant & feminine! A classic antique Art Nouveau (circa 1900-1905) 'festoon' style necklace, this gorgeous delicacy of a necklace is decorated with 7 natural (tested) peridot gemstones and 12 fabulous baroque pearls (assumed cultured).
Measuring 18 inches long, this stamped 9ct yellow gold beauty (with a slight pinkish hue to the gold) is in wonderful condition, with its gems uniquely & securely set and/or suspended within the gold.
The 7 faceted collet-set peridot graduate in size from approximately 3.50mm round to the largest central peridot of 4.05mm. They are a soft lemony-lime green with eye-clean clarity and subtle but present sparkle. We've not cleaned this piece due to the delicate nature of its draping design and its components, but we're sure that if one does take a brush or cloth to these gems, they'll light up that much more.
The larger cream-white baroque pearls (untested for 'natural' origin and assumed cultured) are fabulously set within wired gold from the bottom of the draping chains, each wrapped within a 'nest' of knobbed gold wire, twisting and turning around each pearl. These pearls do not appear to be drilled at all, and are rather resting within the wires. The pearls are relatively equal in size with just slight variation, measuring between approximately 5.90 x 4.70mm to 6.50 x 4.75mm.
Suspended from gold chains between each peridot and hanging above the larger pearls are the 6 smaller pearls, falling between 3.35mm to 3.80mm in size. These pearls are drilled, finished with a little knob of gold below each pearl.
The clasp is a spring-ring clasp that is functioning perfectly, and its opposing loop end is stamped with '9ct'. Pardon our final picture here of the stamp - it was taken using our phone and the color is incorrect (and picture grainy).
Beautiful, ladylike and ready to be worn, she's yours for the taking!
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