An amazing antique Victorian Etruscan Revival sterling necklace with a large sodalite cabochon and teardrop.
The dramatic sodalite cab is set in a bezel and framed with solid silver beads and two rows of twisted wire.
All four sides of the pendant have twisted wire embellishments with silver beads, the side ones are purely decorative, the top has the bail, the bottom one is the most ornate and holds the ring from which the sodalite teardrop hangs.
The teardrop has an awesome cap decorated with tiny beads, twisted wire and a V scalloped edge.
The pendant hangs from a 30" heavy sterling chain with a toggle clasp.
The total length of the pendant is 3.25" by 1&3/8", the oval cabochon is 1" by .75"by .25" high, the total length of the teardrop including the cap is 1&1/8".
The workmanship is meticulous as is the condition, fabulous oxidized patina that brings out the fine detail.
Unmarked, the pendant and chain tested sterling with acid.
Total weight is 28.6 grams.
An extraordinary Etruscan Revival antique sterling pendant necklace in amazing condition, a rare and fabulous Victorian find!
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