Sterling Silver Victorian to Edwardian Amethyst & Pearl Bib Necklace, 16tcw+, 1800's-early 1900's, 17"

$ 750.00

Victorian to Edwardian Sterling Amethyst & Pearl Bib Necklace, draping strands with freshwater pearls throughout.  17" with plunge clasp.  Late 1800's to early 1900's.  Three large amethysts that are over 5 tcw each with natural freshwater pearls throughout the chain and drapes. The necklace tests as sterling silver and weight is  appx. 22.81 grams.  The necklace is 17" wide and has two drapes between the amethysts that hang down 2" at the longest point.  The amethysts are set in a tiered curved setting with a bottom accent of a larger freshwater pearl set in the scrolls.The middle piece does have a hook at the bottom on the back beneath the pearl where it likely had a smaller drop - that is not with the necklace.  This is sterling silver with oxidation - it can be cleaned and polished but has a great look and is over 100 years old.  The pearls do have some finish dulling as vintage pearls get.  The amethysts are not glass - they test as amethyst - are they natural or are they created - that is unknown because amethysts are one of the hardest stones to tell the difference in as they tend to be very clear stones when natural and it takes specialty equipment over refractometers, and other and less expensive tools in order to know for sure.  This is a beauty.  I've seen similar priced over $1,200.  This came from a PA auction.   See photos. .  (Lot. Loc. W.7.2019.1X1).  LD 7/25/19). 

 If sold through Ebay - can be shipped anywhere but global shipping must be used.  Checking out in my store (mariasvintage) will sometimes not allow international sales - message me and I can invoice you and that will correct the problem).

We  carry mostly vintage jewelry across all themes in my stores and listings. We have our own store and are and have been known as  stampshopgirl in Ebay and have been since I think 2003.  At one point we had a gift shop/rubber stamping store and switched over to vintage jewelry about six years ago on a full time basis, which also including taking and completing gemology classes as well as jewelry appraisal studies. We carry limited other vintage items and am trying to change our presence to marias vintage and estate treasures.  You may see both names until the migration is complete.  You can find us on pinterest where all ebay items and other venues are categorized - mariasvinta0654.


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Please note that most of my photos are taken at 10X magnification. This shows any blemishes much more magnified than they really are.

I keep great notes about each item and can answer most questions quickly, but I do not store fine jewelry on premises, so answers about specific measurements may take some time as I arrange to inspect the piece again.

In addition to this website, Maria's Vintage, I am on eBay as stampshopgirl, on Etsy as stampshopgirl, and on StorEnvy as Maria's. I have many vintage jewelry items and other vintage and new items - a very wide variety.

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