Stunning antique turquoise bead necklace showcasing an 18k yellow gold antique Georgian centerpiece with old mine cut diamonds and cabochon cut turquoise stones. Truly one of a kind piece.
Some of the earliest pieces in our extensive collection, Georgian era (1700-1837) jewellery is rather rare as many pieces have been re-worked or suffered the fate of refinement in the nearly 200 hundred years since their rise in popularity.
Since at the time everything was illuminated by candles Georgian jewelers combined the use of rose cut diamonds, large colorful gems, foiled back stones, and mixed metal settings with the intended purpose to shine in the flickering candlelight in the elegant rooms of the fashionable wearers.
Much like the Victorians would later adopt, Georgina era jewelry was all about sentimentality. Portrait miniatures, mourning jewellery, and hair jewellery were immensely popular.
Diamonds : Twelve (12) round to oval old mine cut diamonds measuring between 4.0 x 3.3 mm to 5.0 x 4.7 mm diameters. The diamonds range from SI1 to VVS clarity and F/G/H color. The total estimated diamond weight is 3.5 ct.
Turquoise : Seventeen (17) cabochon cut natural turquoises including a large round cut measuring 12.0 x 6.3mm. Side four sided and three sided turquoise cabochon cut stones are in pristine condition, and so well matched.
Centerpiece Dimensions : 1.5" x 1.5'' x 5/8'' (3.5mm x 3.5mm x 1.6mm)
Turquoise: Twenty-Eight (28) round, fully drilled, individually knotted natural turquoise stones measuring approximately from 8.69 mm to 13.77 mm in diameter. Beads features spider-webbing. There are 14 k solid gold rondelles strung between the turquoise beads which takes this necklace to that perfect place. Simply stunning.
Metal : 18k yellow gold,14k yellow gold loops and clasp
Necklace Length: 17"
Markings: 'ITALY', '585', 'PNJ'