Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents. Original glass sparkles with crisp faceting and no chips or surface wear. No paste stones are missing and they are bright and sparkling (two green stones at very top are slightly smoky).
Chain is not original to pendant. Clasp is secure, may or may not be original to chain. 16 3/8" with pendant dropping another 3" below. Sterling Silver (chain is alloy and does not test for silver content).
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Elongated silhouette and color palette has a romantic sensibility with tiny drops that dangle freely. For style and design, this particular piece is larger than average.
Solidly made with a quality weight and feel, it is thin and softly tactile along your neck. Sparkle has been a key element of jewelry design and the way gemstones are cut for centuries - as well as an indication of quality. For example, the bezel-set brilliant cut was developed to enhance the light-reflecting qualities of gemstones, like diamonds in the light. In addition during the Georgian era, the rose cut diamond became popular as the cut sparkled beautifully in candlelight.Facets, special raised prong and open back settings, and movement all serve to promote play with light and make for stunning pieces. The Edwardian period also known as the. Or beautiful era from 1901 - 1910 was chiefly characterized by elegant, monochromatic designs in platinum, white gold, and silver, fitted with sparkling gemstones or glass. This was a time of affluence and progress for much of the world.
As the Victorian era faded, traditionally-minded designers crafted pieces that felt as classic as Victorian jewelry but had a lighter feel and often ethereal look. Designs like the négligée necklace - asymmetrical and delicate - became popular. _gsrx_vers_1318 GS 8.4 (1318). This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.