Edwardian Peridot and Split Pearl Necklace in 15ct gold.
A 15ct gold, floral motif, necklace set with split natural pearls and Pear shape Peridots. It really is difficult to convey just how pretty a piece this is. The pearls are all well matched with no obvious replacements, although I'm confident some would have been replaced in this pieces lifetime. The Peridots are nicely matched with little variation in colour and only the larger, centre, stone showing eye visible inclusions. But it is important to remember that Peridots weren't as plentiful in larger sizes when this was made. The clasp is a simple barrel snap which is still well sprung.
Measurements: The necklace itself measures 44 cm (17.25") long with the drops graduating from 12 mm (0.5") to 28mm ( 1.12") long. The gem set section spreads across 125 mm (5") at the front.
Stone details: The split pearls measure from 0.8 mm to 2.7 mm in diameter and they are all still bright. The Peridots range in size from 5 x 3.2 mm to 8.6 x 5.4 mm and again, all are bright.
Metal and Marks: The piece is stamped on the back of the central flower "15ct" and I have tested the metal to confirm this.
Weight: Approximately 8.73 g
Condition: This piece is in very good condition. The chain has very little wear for its age, clasp is still tight and the stones are bright. A very nice example to see.
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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