Antique necklace. Sapphires and pearls set in 15carat gold. Made in England, circa 1900 - 1920.
Measurements: chain without enhancer (pendant) is 16inches long. Enhancer is 2 1/8 inches long. Weighs 27.1grams.
The chain consists of alternating flowers and pearls. The flowers are composed of sapphires with raised pearls in their centers. Joined by round loops on either side to the flowers, are pearls in a very sophisticated arrangement that has them raised above the surface of the body, so as to be in line with the flowers. (see magnified 'photos). Clasp with matching flower is secure and in good order.
A matching, removable enhancer / pendant is suspended from a ring under the central flower of the necklace. It's connection is a series of loops, with a gradaded front, set with pearls that form a natural extention of the pearl of the necklace below which they line up. From this a gold flower, echoing the shape of the sapphire flower in a much larger size, in whose petals an additional 4 sapphire flowers are set with a pearl in the center of it all. Another pearl and flower are suspended at the bottom.
Gold sealed backs of all parts. The workmanship is outstanding. Quality superb. Pieces like this simply do not appear very often.
Good original condition with no loss/damage/restoration of any sort.
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