Circa 1780, an exquisite Georgian diamond and pearl pansy pendant necklace.
The necklace showcases extremely rare Mississippi river antique pearls that are natural and uncultured. There are 6 graduated dog tooth river pearls on the pendant set with 6 old mine cut diamonds. The rest of necklace is composed of a strand of 45 antique river pearls that are baroque shaped.
The diamonds are flush set into the flower shaped silver pendant with dog tooth pearls pegged into pinch bales. A single gold bead accents the top. All the pearls are incredible, completely natural and a lustrous creamy shade of ivory. The necklace strand looks to have been restrung at some point during its long life and it fastens with a small sterling silver bolt ring clasp . The silk stringing is hand knotted in between each pearl and shows no sign of perishing.
A rare jewel from the Georgian Regency era, heirloom worthy this is a once in a lifetime find and bound to bring endless joy to the new owner!
MATERIALS: 925 sterling silver (tested), 9ct gold.
GEMSTONES: 6 mine & table cut diamonds, 51 natural Mississippi river pearls, baroque pearls approx. 10x4mm, dog tooth graduating from 12x5mm to 9x5mm
DATE: Georgian Regency, circa 1780.
MEASUREMENTS: Pendant, 1-3/8 inches (approx. 35x35mm). Necklace length 18-1/2 inches (47cm) with the pearls measuring 10x4mm.
WEIGHT: 18 grams
HALLMARKS: clasp stamped 'sterling'
CONDITION: Given age we consider the necklace to be in fine antique condition. There is a tiny chip to the very top of one of the splayed pearls where it is pegged into the setting but it is secure, refer to photos.
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