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Austro-Hungarian silver amethyst and pearl necklace c. 1860

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Necklaces141 of 369Liberty & Co. silver enameled Arts & Crafts necklace, England c. 1900White and Black Stone Necklace and Earrings
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Posted 3 years ago

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BelleEpoque
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This spectacular necklace is made of wonderfully worked, scrolled and engraved silver. The amethysts have a deep purple colour, and the big central oval cut stone is in great condition. The four small natural pearls have a lovely grayish hue. The workmanship is superb, even the back is beautiful, with leaves and tulips surrounding the frame. It is not marked and I suspect it might have been part of a bigger jewel, perhaps a corset brooch or stomacher. I also think it may be older, maybe Empire/ late Georgian. In any case, it is a very special piece I treasure very much.

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  1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 3 years ago
    Wow.. Absolutely beautiful...
  2. melaniej melaniej, 3 years ago
    Very beautiful....my birthstone :)
  3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    This is a gem, a fantastic piece, and as you say the workmanship is superb. The Amethyst stones, pearls and silver all work together.
  4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
    Very beautiful.
  5. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Beautiful!!!
    The ornamented back makes me think perhaps Austro Hungarian.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/330170216405951267/
  6. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 3 years ago
    Thanks, everyone for loving. melaniej, amethyst is my birthstone, too!! Fluffy, Peasejean, Elisabethan & kyratango, I'm grateful for your input.
  7. Allison Allison, 3 years ago
    WOW! Beautiful!
  8. izzysattic izzysattic, 3 years ago
    Love it

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