Posted 4 years ago
This is a 9ct chain with 20+ ct hoops to attach the precious stones. I know for certain that the pearls are real and the biggest stone in the centre is a ruby and polished, due to colour and seeing others. I believe some of the other stones may be different, I am not sure if the clear stone is an uncut diamond or what it is as I am unable to find my diamond tester. I have seen these type of necklaces on string and they are ancient, but most have now been placed on gold chains (not a good thing). I am unsure when this was made and would like to know, it is smashing and something I cherish and will leave to my son. I am not the best at giving ct weights but at a guess at least 5ct plus. My knowledge on jewellery is not very good but I know when any article is good over the board. Please let me know when this was made and did they make this type of jewellery in 18, 19c as the only type with uncut stones I can find are on string are ancient most have now been converted. Please Efesgirl help your my only hope (Star Wars pun intended). When I test the clear stone I will let you know, colour of the centre stone is a red/purple does not look like that from pictures. All gold has been tested and in my knowledge 20+ ct gold hoops mean quality. The chain being 9ct makes me believe they may have been paired at some point. Chain is a choker length 16-17" approx can't find my tape. I hope you like it as much as I do efesgirl. As you know it is not unusual to see unmarked jewellery of this type.