This is a most unusual and darling necklace dating to the very beginning of the 20th Century, circa 1910. The necklace is made of hallmarked sterling silver, enameling, and amethyst.
The necklace is 18" in length with a 1 1/2" pendant at the bottom. The pendant contains a 10mm long oval amethyst at its center. The pendant has stunning lilac guilloche enamel work with silver vines decorating the top. A small silver drop with four marcasites descends from the pendant, culminating in a 4mm amethyst stone. At about 7 1/2" down from the top of the necklace, there are 4mm amethyst stones on either side, connecting with a silver chain. A tiny cultured fresh water (river) pearl hangs down from the middle of the chain. A very elaborate design, but stunning.
It reads STERLING on the back of the pendant and the chain clasp has also been acid tested as sterling silver.
The piece has a total weight of 8.1 grams. It is in good vintage condition with all the enamel intact. the small loop holding the pearl looks to have a gold rather than a silver tone. Don't miss out on this unique piece..
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Edwardian Sterling Silver Festoon Necklace With Enamel Amethyst & Cultured freshwater (River) Pearl