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English Art Nouveau Amethyst and Pearl Necklace

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90-1-12243

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Dating back to the turn-of-the-20th-century, this strikingly lovely lavalière features an artful mirror-image double-whiplash design, centered by a lavender-purple amethyst with a freely swinging freshwater pearl dangle below. Hand fabricated in 9ct. yellow gold (hence of British origin). English hallmarks. The newer 10K yellow gold chain measures 18 inches.

Details

Materials:
9 Karat Yellow Gold, 10 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 5/8 Inch with Bale, 1 3/8 Inch Without Bale
Width:
1 Inch
Height:
1/4 Inch
Chain Length:
18 Inch
Gram Weight:
3 Grams
Period:
Art Nouveau
Center Amethyst details
Cut/Shape:
Oval Cut
Color:
Purple
Carat Weight:
1.25 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:
8.00 x 5.70 x 4.72 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

1 Freshwater Pearl

Shape:
Freeform
Measurements:
4.10-6.20 mm
Color:
White
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
1.25

About Art Nouveau Jewelry

Looking to go organic? Bummed out (with good reason) by the Industrial Revolution, Art Nouveau makers embraced the natural world and a return to the hand-craftsmanship of an earlier time. Their overlap with both the Victorian and Edwardian eras resulted in a great deal of cross-pollination. Though relatively short in its purest form, Art Nouveau’s flowing lines continued to weave their way into fine jewelry.

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