Posted 5 years ago
My step-mother just gave me this necklace, but she couldn't remember anything about it's provenance. It has some design components that are reminiscent of Art Nouveau, but a couple of things have me wondering if it's contemporary. The tiny toggle clasp seems odd, as does the fact that the back of the pendant has decorative components. Remember that these are the musings of a novice. :-) I would be very appreciative for your expert opinions.
I've driven myself crazy looking for a mark, and haven't found one. I tested it and got a result of 14k, although I'm new at metal testing so take that into consideration.
The pendant has a vine theme that is continued to the chain. The opals in the central part of the pendant are oval cabochons except for the top one which is pear-shaped and mirrors the larger shaped opal that dangles from the bottom. Sadly, they're in terrible shape.
Entire pendant - 3x2 inches
Length of chain - 16.5 inches