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Edwardian Aquamarine & Pearl Necklace

Edwardian Aquamarine & Pearl Necklace

$2,300.00


Description

DATE: Edwardian, c.1910

Gorgeous antique necklace dating from the Edwardian period, circa 1910. The pendant is set with two aquamarines and five natural pearls, the latter subtly graduated to follow the convex curved sides of their setting. It's exceptionally well proportioned, a larger oval aquamarine dangling at the bottom, and a smaller round stone above, and crafted in 15 karat gold throughout. 

Aquamarine is named after seawater (the Latin 'aqua' and 'marine'), on account of it's dreamy pale blue (sometimes sightly greeny) hue. Like emerald, it is a member of the beryl family of gemstones, and has been prized, since ancient times, by sailors and seafarers - who believe the stone will attract good luck and prosperity on sea voyages. The Romans believed that if an aquamarine was carved into the shape of a frog, it would reconcile enemies and make them friends. Another Roman legend tells that the stone can absorb the atmosphere of young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.”

STONES 

Natural Aquamarine & Pearl

MEASUREMENTS 

Wearable length: 15.5 inches

Pendant: 3.6 x 1.0cm

WEIGHT 

4.3g

MARKS 

Clasp marked 15ct

CONDITION 

Excellent

Edwardian Aquamarine & Pearl Necklace