Posted 6 years ago
This necklace of aquamarines has a deceptively simple setting. There's no marks, however it was tested as 9ct gold.
The clover leaf of pear shaped aquas on either side suspend two joined knife edge connecting lengths, one curved and one straight, with a single drop to a 14.5mm long gem.
While it's simple, it really works. The necklace has lovely balance and movement when worn, and the aquamarines have plenty of blue in them, making them sparkly and eye catching as they shift around.
This probably dates to about 1910 and while this style of necklace was produced in New Zealand, I suspect this one probably came out from London, it has an extra sizzle of sophistication I haven't seen in the local pieces.