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Early Victorian Seed Pearl Garland Necklace



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From the fabulous forties--1840s that is!-- at the very latest, here we have the finest example of a Early Victorian-era seed pearl garland necklace we've yet to encounter. Finely hand carved and pierced mother of pearl plaques serve as the invisible backings which support the intricate floral motifs composed of fine strands of tiny white seed pearls (threaded with white horse hair) that create this rare, ravishing, and romantic treasure. In pristine condition and nestled nicely in its original red leather, royal purple velvet lined fitted box. A delectable collectable. Hand fabricated, it measures 16 1/2 inches long and the width varies from 1/2 inch at the back to 1 1/4 inches at the center.


15 Karat Yellow Gold
16 1/2 Inch
1/2 to 1 1/4 Inch
1/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
20.9 Grams

Georgian Jewelry

True antiques, Georgian jewels are the earliest pieces in our collection. Lovely foil-backed stones in mixed-metal settings were made to shine by candlelight over dinner and in the drawing rooms of their genteel wearers. Many pieces were made in memory of loved ones or as “memento mori”—literal reminders of mortality that Georgians saw as sophisticated, rather than morbid. While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.

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