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Antique Victorian Carved Onyx Mourning Necklace

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Onyx Jewelry13 of 18STERLING NECKLACE & EARRINGS SETLarge Onyx Cross
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Posted 3 years ago

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davyd286
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A beautiful carved onyx necklace found at a second-hand store - perfect condition but alas, missing its original pendant. Love the scooped carving on the onyx links. The links have two alternating designs, and interestingly, half of them are facing backwards - perhaps, a careless repair or could it have a special meaning?

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  1. Janna, 3 years ago
    I have this very similar necklace - but the lozenges each have seed pearl insets of lilies of the valley. The pendant on mine is a large rectangle with the repeat of the motif.
    Yes - mine is also onyx - wasn't' sure at first when I purchased it at auction - thought it might be jet. The weight seems to be from the gold rings in between.
    How smart of you to buy it! Isn't treasure hunting fun?
  2. mariasmerchandise mariasmerchandise, 2 years ago
    What a great find :)
  3. LaCoursEstate LaCoursEstate, 2 years ago
    I love this! Yes it's a perfect match for my locket, thank you for the info! I love unlocking the story
  4. davyd286, 2 years ago
    Yes, I hope some day to find a matching pendant to fix it. Thanks everyone for the love.
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Davyd268, ypu certainly wll find the origenal pendant one day if you keep looking. I too will look around. Nice those rare scarving onyx links, a lot of work and labourship!!

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