Antique 1865 - 1880's Victorian Mourning Jewelry Whitby Jet Large Faceted Bead Triangular Plaques Necklace.
This is an incredible piece comprised of faceted Whitby jet beads graduated in size and alternating with smaller spacer beads.....strung into this stunning double strand necklace. The beads at the front are very large and faceted into a barrel type shape. The necklace is embellished with two triangular shaped beveled plaques that lie on either side of the collar bone. Tube or barrel shaped hidden clasp screws closed securely. Necklace retains (original?) stringing.
This piece is one of the last of an entire collection that I have had the pleasure to purchase. Most of which appear to have been tucked away for many years. There are a few more listed in my shop. To view simply enter (jet) in the search box at the top of my (Unforgettable) page.
Necklace is unsigned.
Faceted beads measure from the smallest 9 mm near the clasp to the largest 19 mm barrel bead at the center. The triangular plaques measure 9.5 mm by 12.5 mm.
Necklace measures 17-1/2 inches long.
Weight is 57. grams
Very, very few tiny nicks on the beads. Excellent antique condition. Dramatic!
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