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Antique Victorian Carved Onyx and Gold Mourning Necklace

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    Posted 13 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, 13 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, 11 years ago
      What a great find :)
    3. LaCoursEstate LaCoursEstate, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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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