Posted 8 years ago
This is one of the many examples of peasant jewelry that originate from the Netherlands called: Zeeuwse Strik which were hung on the sides of the hood/hat belonging to ladies peasant costumes. On the photo you can see such kind of jewelry wearing in double but also wearing single. Nowadays these jewels are still wearing by ladies in original peasant costume and can still be seen in some regions of the Netherlands. This is the last generation women wearing these costumes.
This 14K yellow gold mentioned: Zeeuwse strik has two hallmarks one sword for 14K the other most probably the maker finely decorated with filigree wirework . Filigree is a delicate kind of jewel work made with twisted threads usually gold or silver or stitching of the same curving motifs. The pearl is a natural one (what kind of pearl I don't know).
The jewelry measure including bail and pearl 5 cm long, 4.5 cm wide and weight 5,7 gr.