A truly exquisite, early Victorian, enamelled lavalier necklace. This exceptional piece has something to offer at every angle. The necklace is modelled in 15ct yellow gold with silver components, a common sight in pieces from this era.
The core of the necklace is a shield shaped pendant adorned by diamond encrusted wreaths and finished off with grass green guilloche enamel detailing. The rare green enamel is stunning in colour but does have some age-related wear, visible in the photos, although this is not immediately noticeable.
Hanging from the necklace are two natural peridot stones, both set into closed back collet settings with the typical Georgian engraved detailing to the reverse; but, whilst the pear-shaped stone has a simple bezel setting, the central, cushion cut, peridot has the addition of a sparkling diamond halo and a small flower to the bale. Both peridots have some surface wear consistent with age with rubbed facet edges visible with close inspection.
The finishing touch to this rare piece is a detailed silver bow studded with diamonds and an antique 15ct gold chain. There are two small areas of solder to the back of the pendant where the bow connects to the core of the necklace, however these are secure repairs and don’t detract from the look of the pendant in the slightest.
This is a true one of a kind piece and an exceptional piece of history to add to any collection.
Exceptional Guilloche Enamel and Peridot Pendant
Stones: Diamond and Peridot
Cushion Peridot Measurements: 8.5mm x 7mm
Pear Peridot Measurements:8.5mm x 5.5mm
Metal: 15ct gold and silver, hallmarked
Pendant Dimensions: 50mm x 31mm
Chain Length: 17”