Edwardian Revival 14K Gold & Turquoise Demi-Parure - Necklace & Earrings
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AGE: C.1960/1970 or so
ITEM: What a beautiful set! Made of yellow gold, this demi-parure consisting of a necklace and matching earrings, features teardrop-shaped stones that I believe are, well to be frank, I don't know what they are. I thought at first Turquoise but then some ladies said Larimar but the mottling is a little different than a Larimar stone. o I will just the say, the stones are what they are. The earrings are for pierced ears and are posts with nuts. The necklace is a take on an Edwardian Revival design.
CONDITION: Excellent with no problems I can spot.
METAL CONTENT: 14K Gold
HALLMARKS: 14K on the back of one earring; 14K on one lengthy link holding the stones section together; 14K ITALY on the clasp.
SIZE: Earrings have a length of around 1"; width is 1/4". Necklace has a neck length of 18-3/4". Center stone pendant measures 13/16" x 13/16".
WEIGHT: Earrings weigh 2.7 grams combined; necklace weighs 8.2 grams.
FINAL COMMENTS: This set was found in an unclaimed safety deposit box auction where the boxes where 30 years and older (that's the law). I believe the Larimar stone was introduced only recently which is why I hesitate to use that moniker on the stone. Whatever the stones turn out to be, they are lovely!
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