Excellent condition throughout!
Offering a sterling silver Art Nouveau Plique-a-Jour* necklace with amethyst stones and watch hook. The Plique is a soft teal that is a companion to remarkably well rendered Art Nouveau ladies in profile. These Nouveau ladies can be seen from either side of each Plique segment. There is no front or back to the necklace! The hair of the ladies swirls around the translucent Plique in a most alluring way.
There are 6 stations to the necklace and they are each about 9" long. Each oval Plique section measures about 1" long X 2/8" wide. The weight of the necklace is a comfortable and sturdy 44.1 grams.
I have louped each station of the necklace. The Plique is impeccable. No cracks or chips. No repairs, kinks or buckling to the 57 inch long necklace. You could double the necklace and still have a good length. The amethyst is drilled and polished, smooth to the touch, with the expected internal structure true to the stone. Excellent condition throughout the necklace.
*Plique-a-Jour is a style of enameling in which usually transparent enamels are fused into the openings of a metal filigree to produce an effect suggestive of stained glass. The words are French for "letting in daylight". The technique is not often used because it is very challenging technically: high time consumption with a high failure rate. The technique was originally developed in the Byzantine Empire in 6th century AD. Plique-a-Jour pieces of jewelry were made by master enamelers.
I offer a convenient two month Lay Away plan. The plan requires 1/3 down to initiate your lay away and two equal monthly payments thereafter. Please ask all questions prior to placing an order. We accept reasonable offers! Thanks~