Edwardian Pink Tourmaline and Split Pearl Necklace in 15ct gold.
Most Edwardian Necklaces that I see are set with Peridot, this one is very different. It's quite unusual to see a Pink stone in the centre and when they are, more often than not they are a replacement stone, but this one has no evidence of the setting being tampered with, so it looks original. The Tourmaline is nice and bright and set within an articulated centre section. For the most part the split pearls are nice and bright with one a little darker. There has been a repair to the back of one section (see picture 7) but this has been done well and provides extra strength to this section.
The necklace has an articulated front panel measuring approximately 60 mm wide and 30 mm long and the longest points. It is fixed to a rope chain with barrel snap fastening which is in good condition. There is one central Pink Tourmaline estimated at 1.63cts (calculated) and 60 split pearls. There is a 15ct mark on the back of the piece and has been tested to confirm this. Overall the necklace measures approximately 40cm in length.
There is a repair to the back of one side which is firm and good. It's a lovely and unusual piece.
All vintage items have been worn and loved before they find their next owner, so they should always be worn or used with a little more care than a brand new piece. Some minor scratches are normal. All vintage pieces I sell have been thoroughly cleaned and lightly polished when required. If repairs are needed before it's offered for sale, they are completed sympathetically.
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