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Posted 4 years ago


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This is a Platinum and 18ct Gold swag necklace, it has 6 rich Green coloured Peridots and lovely creamy natural pearls. In the centre there is a Peridot surrounded by 12 old cut Diamonds. Anybody have any idea of its origins. After 6 months of contemplating, I've decided this is Art Nouveau, not Art Deco.

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    So pretty! Big fan of peridot. The chain is so delicate. Very nice piece. I'd agree on your dating but I don't know.
  2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    Yes the chain is very delicate, but very heavy has you would expect from Platinum. Thanks for your comment.
  3. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    I would say Victorian era. Into art nouveau the latest. Deco is more abstract and clean lines. And the central part of the necklace screams Victorian to me. Delicate and feminine. Especially with the swag chains on the side. But I maybe wrong
  4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    Yet again thanks for your info, I'm certainly learning something today.

  5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    Jean, check out some of my jewelry on CW and ask any questions
  6. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 years ago
    I think more Edwardian .. ie early 20th Century . are there any makers marks???
    I love this , my eyes match the colour of the Peridots ... green with envy! :)
  7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    I've looked and looked, but there are no markings. It would have been nice to see who made this beautiful piece. Thanks everybody for showing an interest. If you have any more ideas, please pass them on. Thanks again
  8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Agree with Ozmarty! Edwardian! In french we call that design "draperie"
    I do love all in it! :-)
  9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    Merci Kyratango.
  10. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
    Edwardian style, deco materials. This style of chain is often seen on German jewellery made for the English market circa 1900. But I've only ever seen them in silver & gold. Platinum did not become popular until this swag style was out of fashion.

    Very pretty peridots.
  11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    Thanks yet again for the information jewels1900. I brought it as Platinum, I have similar silver necklace, the colour is tarnished, the (platinum) is bright and no tarnishing.
  12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    I've found some mark, it was very small and difficult to photo. Hope somebody knows the mark. Thanks
  13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    Thank you
  14. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
    Hi Jean. I can't tell what the mark is, but if it's unmarked for platinum, my money would be on silver. That would make it consistent with the design. Why don't you try your gold seller for an opinion?
  15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    Can you use a ceramic board for platinum? The patina of the necklace in my humble opinion looks like platinum, but eh I might be wrong, I'll have to think of something. Were there is a will there is a way.
  16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    I have a old platinum ring, the patina is exactly the same. I've put the necklace against old silver and the platinum ring, my money is on Platinum. Watch this space.
  17. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
    Cool. Let me know how you go.

    In the meantime Google murrle bennett. You'll find lots of Art Nouveau pendants with the same chain. Most of them will be silver, some yellow gold & from around 1900. Although I don't think yours is by Murrle Bennett (although it could be - they occasionally made Edwardian styles like yours - but most commonly Nouveau), I do think your pendant is consistent with that style of German jewellery that was made for the English market.

    I do buy Murrle Bennett & similar jewellery every so often & am always looking for those chains!
  18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    I will google her, but do know quite a bit about her and Sybil Dunlop, who Bernard Instone made a lot of her Jewellery. I love that period. I also love Charles Horner, Archibald Knox, I'm passionate about enamelling. I can't get enough. So very exciting.
  19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    On third photo, the Peridots have been mounted in gold from the back. The gold is just visible from the front on the first photo.
  20. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    I'm writing down the write up
    A wonderful original Art Deco platinum and 18 ct gold pendant, set with 6 fabulous rich Peridots and lovely rich creamy natural Pearls all set between the chain.
    With the centre Peridot surrounded by 12 Rose cut Diamonds.
    A fabulous example of a Antique piece of jewellery in mint condition with a good strong chains.
    This is one of the nicest pendants we've come across in 25 years( there bound to say that) of trading, not to be missed, a real collectors piece.
    The chain measure 21 inches long
    The longest drop is 2 inches with the shorter ones 11/2 inches long
  21. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    I've been pondering. I decided to do a very basic test. I got to 3 different size needles. I started with silver, I used the needles and scratched the silver, it left marks and the metal felt very soft.
    I did the same with the (Platinum) on the bolt ring clasp. It was difficult to scratch, because it kept sliding and the metal felt very hard. I did manage in the end, no marks.
  22. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    I have to disagree with write up above after reading about Murrle Bennett. This I agree with you Jewels1900, it's Art Nouveau. Didn't she make some wonderful Jewellery, I thought about buying some of her Jewellery.
  23. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 4 years ago
    Hi Jean. Murrle Bennett & Co were a German company who made mostly Nouveau style (but sometimes Edwardian style) jewellery for the English market circa 1900. Generally high quality, mass produced jewellery. Their jewellery was retailed by Liberty.

    They often mixed silver & gold, possibly like yours above, and pearls & periodots were also common. Almost all pieces were marked with their circle mark. A number of other German companies made similar, Edwardian style jewellery.

    They do make fabulous enamels but not as good as the English Arts & Crafts enamels, in my opinion. (But much better quality than Horner who also made mass produced jewellery.)

    Different to Instone & Dunlop who hand made their jewellery in the Arts & Crafts tradition. Also Instone & Dunlop were making a good 20 years after Murrle Bennett was out of fashion.
  24. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    Thank you for the information, my head is swirling. I'll have to read up about Murrle Bennett and Co, I know about Liberty, meaning the the company but nothing else. The problem is I haven't got excess to a library as I live in Spain, so all my research is online, sometimes good others times not so good. Yet again thank you.
  25. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    I asked a friend of mine who was visiting me in Spain to take this necklace to the UK.
    My friend took the necklace to a jeweller who she knows, she specialises in antique jewellery. The lady explained to my friend she was 99.9 percent sure it was Platinum. She didn't want to test it herself because she thought the chain was to delicate. In her opinion if I wanted to be a 100 percent sure it was Platinum the best way would be to send it to a Assays office were they use specialised equipment.
    She did explain however that it was made around the 1900s, Platinum, seed pearls, chip diamonds with peridots encased in gold.
    Unfortunately I didn't asked my friend to ask the jeweller if she had any idea who the maker might be. She did however give a estimate on how much it would cost to buy now.
  26. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
    Agree with the platinum opinion, plus look attentively the bolt ring, definitely not silver!
  27. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
    Thanks Kyra.
  28. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Many thanks
  29. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    I wasn't happy with the photos I originally put on, so I've changed them for these, I think it shows the peridots and the necklace in general in a better light.
  30. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Many thanks
  31. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    This has to be my favourite necklace, I'm sorry I have to love it.
  32. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
    Oh my, this is so beautiful! All those peridots!
  33. JueBoo, 3 years ago
    Beautiful and so delicate ....
  34. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Thank you katherinscollections and JueBoo for you lovely comments and love.
  35. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Many thanks
  36. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Many thanks
  37. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 8 months ago
    Many thanks


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