This is a rare and very dramatic antique jet necklace.
It consists of pierced links which join with three decorative triangles.
On these triangles have high carved round shaped buttons on the top
From each of these triangles are suspended decorative drops with similar raised centres and pointed tassels on the two side elements.
The necklace closes with a tiny metal hook and eye, but would get over some heads without having to open the clasp.
It does work well, however, but is a bit fiddly.
The drops are large and very striking, and the whole necklace is a very rare elaborate example of 19th century jet jewelry.
Condition: Jet is an organic material so there are some flaws intrinsic to the material. Some hairlines and a couple of flakes and rubs, but overall lovely condition and absolutely wearable.
Size: 23 3/4 inches around the neck. the pierced links are 7/8 inches,
The two pieces of the centre drop are 4 inches long. Even though this is a large piece, jet is quite light and will not hurt the neck.
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