RARE Antique Victorian Old Green Stone Chrysoprase Australian Jade Beads and Rock Crystal Choker Necklace 9ct Gold Clasp. Special Occasion. Present Gift.
Victorian 1837 – 1901
The Necklace will come in a Ribbon Tied Gift Box and would make a GORGEOUS GIFT!
A beautiful antique Victorian necklace, made up of what I believe are Chrysoprase beads (also known as Australian jade) along with genuine rock crystal faceted rondelles. The beads are really unusual – they are a deep intense green, with brown markings and quartz crystals and a few have a beautiful aqua iridescence. The beads have a lovely satin quality and are very tactile.
The necklace is strung on the original thread and is hand-knotted, denoting quality. It fastens with a 9ct Gold clasp, stamped 375. This is a very similar replacement, as the original one was broken – please see penultimate photo of original clasp. Also, two of the rock crystal rondelles are missing, but this isn’t immediately obvious and you wouldn’t notice when wearing. Some of the beads have natural and age related imperfections, which is to be expected, but there is nothing which detracts from its immense charm – it is in great condition for well over 100 years old.
Everything (apart from the replacement gold clasp) is ORIGINAL to the Piece.
A Short Necklace, measures approximately: 14.5″ or 37cm – please measure your neck to ensure a good fit
The largest central bead measures: 16.4mm
In Lovely Antique Condition
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