Beautiful Antique Victorian Edwardian Early Art Deco Hand Made Iridescent Carved Mother Of Pearl Necklace Love Hearts. Remarkable Condition. Wedding Bride Bridal Jewellery. Special Occasion. Party Ball. Romantic Gift Present.
Circa 1900 – 1920
The Perfect Jewellery Piece for a Bride on Her Wedding Day! Or for ANY Special Occasion.
Would make a GORGEOUS GIFT for Someone Special!
A beautiful and romantic antique Edwardian carved Mother of Pearl Love Heart necklace. The necklace has been hand-made with lovely heart shaped (or leaf shaped) mother of pearl, which glistens and shines with rainbow iridescence when it catches the light in a certain way. The mother of pearl pieces are sewn onto tatting. One of the hearts has a small hole (please see penultimate photo). This is smooth and I am certain it was made this way. The tatting on the reverse is also nice and clean. Everything is in fantastic condition, with no damage that I can find.
These types of mother of pearl necklaces have been made in a very similar way throughout the ages, since Victorian times. They are sometimes attributed to Miriam Haskell, but they have been around long before her time and I have even come across one described as Navajo! I may be wrong, but I believe they would have been sold by mail order as a kit, including all the components and instructions, for you to put together yourself at home. This would explain why some are much more accomplished than others (depending on the skill of the woman making it). This is a very good example of a well-made piece – even the finishing off at the clasp is neat and tidy. The necklace fastens with a push-in fish hook clasp, which closes with a reassuring click.
It’s a stunning piece – understated… and oh so feminine and romantic.
Measures approximately: 16.25″ or 41.5cm
The largest heart at the centre measures approximately: 1 1/8″ or 30mm
in Remarkable Antique Condition.
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