Posted 5 years ago
I think this is a French Victorian Lavalier necklace, it's a Christmas present to myself. It was extremely difficult to photo, I just couldn't get the stones to shimmer. The pendant is of a floral design with 41 brilliant old cut round cushion, octagonal and hexagonal shape diamonds, I did test them and they did test as diamonds, although they could be synthetic. The back is gold I think, I'm in the U.K. and I'm not able to test as I haven't got my acid testing kit, from the photo of the back the gold looks very light, but It does look darker then the photo, the diamonds are set in silver, which was the method used before platinum came into use. The chain Is platinum and handmade. So my question is, is this necklace Victorian, Edwardian and would I be correct in thinking it is French, there are no markings at all.
Merry Christmas to all my CW friends.
Many thanks for looking.