An Important Archaeological Revival Gem-set Gold Necklace
An Important Archaeological Revival gem-set gold necklace, the gold chain festoons hung with eight carved corals and suspending a central oval labradorite plaque and five round-cut star-rubies, the central star ruby suspending a prase bead, a coral carving in the form of ram’s head, a cushion cabochon green jasper, two further round-cut star rubies with a sodalite bead in-between, and an oval brown agate plaque terminating to four carved coral drops, all in a yellow gold mount bearing French import hallmarks for 18ct gold, circa 1900, the chain is measuring 46.5cm, the central drop measuring approximately 26 x 5cm, gross weight 284 grams.
A remarkable and dramatic necklace. This antique piece was created in the archaeological revival style and incorporates many elements and motifs from Ancient Etruscan culture. This necklace features an array of gorgeous stones, including coral, labradorite, star-rubies, jasper, and agate. Suspended from the large central labradorite is a slice of coral carved into a ram’s head, a classic motif of both ancient jewellery and archaeological revival style. This spectacular piece would provide a striking and eye-catching complement to a dress with a plunging V neckline.
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.