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Georgian Topaz Rivière Necklace, Circa 1840

SKU

90-3-13415

$22,750.00
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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Always in style (even after almost two centuries!), the rivière necklace never fails to make a stunning statement. This gorgeous jewel, of Georgian vintage - circa 1840, is akin to wrapping sunshine around your neck by way of fifty-six gloriously gleaming, gently graduated, faceted oval precious topazes. Set in 9ct. rosy-yellow gold (hence, of British origin), they link together to create 25 inches of pure golden light (almost double the usual length). Utterly fabulous worn solo or layered with a mix of necklace styles and lengths, this radiant and ravishing rarity boasts a total gemstone weight of 65.00 carats.

Details

Materials:
9 Karat Rosy-Yellow Gold
Length:
25 Inches
Width:
5/16 Inch
Height:
3/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
48.9 Grams
Period:
Georgian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

56 Oval Cut Topazs

Carat Weight:
65.00 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.
Color:
Brownish Yellow
Measurements:
8.70-7.00 (exact) mm
8.50-5.90 (exact) mm
7.30-5.70 (exact) mm
6.50-5.50 (exact) mm
11.30-8.10 (exact) mm
11.40-9.00 (exact) mm
10.00-8.00 (exact) mm
9.50-7.90 (exact) mm
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
65.00

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 While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.

Jewelry Care

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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