Posted 5 years ago
This is the complete necklace in its full glory. When I bought this necklace I asked the person who was selling, if he knew some history about it. This is what he told me. His wife's grandfather was in the navy, which makes sense to me, he probably would have visited Japan on his travels. It had been passed down to his wife and it had been in the family for many years. He didn't know anything else.
Looking at the necklace it is a swag necklace with a barrel clasp, which would put it at around the 1900s, on the other hand it could have been specially made, we shall never know. The necklace was being sold as metal, I tested it and it is at least 14ct, the overall weight is a hefty 65 grams, the necklace itself is 18 grams. I have a problem with the hooks that go into the links which are unsafe, I have had them come out of the necklace, which of course I don't want because I would love to wear it. I would like any suggestions on how to make the panels safe.
Many thanks for looking.