A Georgian Natural Pearl Necklace With Blue Enamel Centre
A Georgian natural pearl necklace with blue enamel centre, the kite shape centre piece with blue enamel decoration, mounted with ivory carving of the trophy of love, a cupid’s bow and arrows, a hymeneal torch (named after Hymen, the Greek goddess of marriage), forming a diagonal composition suspended by a ribbon and ivy leaves that represent eternity, all under glass, surrounded by a fine old-cut diamond border suspending a pearl drop, all suspended by a diamond-set ribbon bow within cut-down silver setting to a gold mount, strung with five rows of pearls, accompanied by GCS Report 80273-89 stating to be natural of saltwater origin, with four gold spacer bars and a half-pearl-set yellow gold clasp, circa 1790, the necklace measuring approximately 36.6 x2.6 cm, gross weight 36.2 grams. Unmarked tested as 18ct gold center piece and spacers and 15ct gold clasp. A Georgian natural pearl and enamel necklace in very good condition with wear consistent with age.
An exquisite and deeply romantic necklace. This necklace features five strands of natural pearls culminating in a kite-shaped centre piece. The centre piece features symbols of everlasting love: the torch and cupid’s bow delicately created from ivory reflect that this piece may have originally been given as a wedding gift. It would be a perfect gift today for a bride on her wedding day: the blue enamel is a perfect “something blue”, while the symbols of love and fidelity lend to this piece an air of romanticism.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.