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Antique Sapphire and Pearl Lavaliere, Circa 1900

SKU

90-1-13282

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

The lovely lavaliere necklace, famously popular around 1900 and so named for the mistress of Louis XIV, Françoise Louise de La Vallière, is a most charming and ultra-feminine adornment. This one gleams at its center with a .50 carat clear watercolor cornflower-blue sapphire that 'floats' in a fancy frame set with tiny seed pearls and embellished with a trio of dangling natural baroque pearls. Modestly proportioned, it's easy to wear to the office (wherever that might be), with your jeans and t-shirt, or as a low-key fancy piece for a night out on the town. Perfectly pretty and very versatile. The brightly burnished cable chain measures 15 1/2 inches.

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 3/8 Inch
Width:
11/16 Inch
Height:
3/16 Inch
Chain Length:
15 1/2 Inch
Gram Weight:
5 Grams
Period:
Circa 1900
Center Sapphire details
Cut/Shape:
Oval Cut
Color:
Violetish Blue
Carat Weight:
0.50 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
5.48 x 4.54 x 2.34 mm
Center Natural Pearl details
Shape:
Baroque
Measurements:
4.26 x 4.39 x 3.35 mm
6.60 x 5.79 x 4.70 mm
4.37 x 3.76 x 2.99 mm
Color:
Strong Cream
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

18 Seed Pearls

Shape:
Half, Round
Measurements:
1.00-2.20 mm
Color:
Cream
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
0.50

About Edwardian Jewelry

Edwardians took the dark beauty of Victorian jewelry and dyed it platinum blonde. Light and airy filigree, worked with intricate millegrain and detailed designs in that durable metal, was liberally set with the “white” stones—pearls and diamonds chief among them. The Victorians’ sense of whimsy and beloved yellow gold didn’t disappear completely, though, even as the Edwardian era made way for the further-streamlined Art Deco.

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As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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