Simply Stunning..... I simply cannot find another like it and I have spent a couple of hours researching this most wonderful necklace.....
The stones are all natural and tested clear foil backed quartz crystals. They are not glass paste. Each crystal was cut by hand. They look exactly like diamonds. Please remember, these were not cut by a machine. They were cut by a gem cutter who would sit and cut diamonds one day, sapphire and rubies the next.. They are silver topped and gold backed as we say in the biz.. The top is 900+ silver and the entire puffy back of the clasp, meant to be worn in the front is tested 15K rose gold. Even the tongue and groove is gold.. Please look at the fancy crimped collet-set crystals or rubbed over stones.. Just gorgeous!
Shortest strand is 16 1/2" long. Then the strands get larger by 1/4" each strand... It lays perfectly flat on the neck when it is worn. I had my 28 year old daughter wear this while we prepared Thanksgiving dinner together. She wore it for many hours and it never moved.. Oh, I had to stop her when she was leaving as she had totally forgotten it was on her neck.. Well, I did not... ;)
The original dangle is present and boy is this a special piece.
This was found by my friend / picker in Italy.
Circa 1780 or perhaps a bit earlier..
Length above... This weighs an impressive 29.4 grams
Beautiful Pristine condition with no apologies to be made.. Simply stunning and yes, rare.... Questions are always welcome and encouraged...
God Bless Our Troops near and Far. Please bring them home at Godspeed. From a Military Mom
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