An astounding piece of Edwardian jewelry, this extraordinary antique lavalier necklace comes from an era of opulence and understated glamour.
Cast in 9 karat gold, the pendant has a languid, yet structural shape, adorned with tiny golden flowers and a magnificent bezel-set opal at its center.
A lavalier is named for the type of pendant popularized by the Duchesse de la Vallière, a mistress of King Louis XIV of France.
A freshwater pearl hangs from the bottom of the pendant, adding beautiful depth and movement.
The central opal is high quality with a lot of fire and colors of reds, blues, greens and pinks.
The bail on the pendant is been embossed with a very small "9CT" symbol, asserting the quality and purity of the gold.
A delicate gold chain is included with the piece, and connects with a small spring ring clasp.
This clasp is also stamped with a purity indicator reading "9K", indicating that the chain is also 9 karat gold.
In near-perfect condition with no flaws or damage, this necklace is a remarkable example of the elegance of its era, and a must-have for any collection.
It is very dainty on the neck and so unusual, you are certain to receive lots of compliments.
Measurements: Chain: 16 ½" 16 ½" total length Length of pendant without pearl: 1 ¼", 1mm thick, 3/4" wide "9ct" on bale "9K" on spring ring Opal: 6mm by 4mm Pearl: 6mm by 4mm Weight: 2.6g
Item ID: 3660
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