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Antique Victorian Carved Onyx and Gold Mourning Necklace

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    Posted 10 years ago

    davyd286
    (38 items)

    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 the links face backwards - perhaps, a careless repair or could it have a special meaning?

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    1. Janna, 9 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, 8 years ago
      What a great find :)
    3. LaCoursEstate LaCoursEstate, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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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