Heritagem presents :
This very refined French necklace features 12 festoon adorned with seed pearls and turquoises. It presents 6 mains festoones beautifully handcrafted and doubled with others festoons . Each links is set with genuine turquoises and adorned with seed pearls. The turquoises have a very nice color and they are 3.87 mm of diameter and the pearls 2.8 mm of diameter.
In France, we call this kind of necklace : "collier draperie" because you can wear it as a piece of clothes and it drapes outstandingly your neck. It is in excellent condition for this period : circa 1880.
Weight :9,2 gr Measurements :42cm long (16,53 inches). It is secured with a security chain and clasp. it was controlled with the French eagle's head. There is also the maker's mark but it is illegible.It is in good antique condition. It is very easy to wear with a little black dress or simply with a shirt.
Pearl symbolises purity and innocence; they are usually wear by the bride for her wedding. The legend said that pearls are the tear-drops of the moon, fell in the sea. This is the only birthstone which have 5 months of the year : February, April, June (traditional) and November. Turquoises symbolizes hope, courage and self confidence. It also helps to keep friendship alive.
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