A museum quality hand crafted 1870s necklace in luxurious solid 14K yellow gold decorated with fine hand guilloche enamel work and set with a natural emerald and earth mined fine rubies. This one of a kind exceptional necklace has strong arts and craft movement influences.In the 1870s there was a reaction away from machine production and mass production of all items. Craftsman wanted to reproduce the hand made goods of earlier periods. They were strongly influenced by the ideal of the medieval craftsmen and also influenced by exotic cultures. The choice of vivid enamel in this piece is inspired by early renaissance and medieval jewelry. There is also clear reference to fine jewelry from India and Morocco. It's a unique item which was custom made at the time true to the ideals and spirit of the day. Each delicate link has been entirely hand crafted. It is in perfect condition which is testament to how beautifully made it is. Despite being feminine and delicate in it's design it is also strong enough to survive in mint condition for almost 150 years. In total it weighs 13.23 grams.
Whilst it is not marked as was typical at this time, it has been professionally appraised and is guaranteed to be 14K yellow gold. The necklace measures 15 9/16" long and the pendant drop measures 2 1/16" in length (395mm, 53mm). Precious earth mined untreated gemstones set in this necklace include: One natural emerald approximately 0.25 of a carat, highest quality color, oval hand cut rub over set stone One natural ruby finest quality vivid bright red approximately 10 points rub over set One natural ruby approximately 2 points rub over set in the clasp, bright pink red. This makes the total weight of precious stones 0.37 carats.
Due to the age of this mint condition piece the gold has an exquisite bloom to it which is extremely beautiful. Every aspect of this fine necklace is luxurious and beautiful.
An appraisal shall accompany this item. This appraisal has been made by a professional Gemologist and accredited Jewelry Appraiser who is a specialist in the field. The item "14K Gold Ruby Emerald Necklace Victorian Enamel Antique 1870s Arts Crafts Drop" is in sale since Tuesday, August 23, 2016.This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "jewelry_secrets" and is located in Sydney. This item can be shipped worldwide.