A truly exquisite Victorian pearl choker with an exceptional clasp. This unique necklace features three stands of cultured pearls of slightly graduating lengths elegantly strung onto silk and tethered to the most beautiful solid gold clasp. The reverse of the clasp holds some secret provenance with the hand etched “ob..June 25th 1846”, which helps us to comfortably date this spectacular necklace to the mid 1800s.
There is no doubt that the clasp is what really elevates this antique piece. Formed of solid 9ct gold the claps is constructed of three panels of gold, each panel intricately detailed with swirled frames of gold and finished with a bright royal blue enamel. The centre plaque unfortunately came to us with a large proportion of its enamel missing, however it has been masterfully restored by our antique specialist so you can enjoy it in its fully glory. If this wasn’t enough the clasp also has an inlaid flower studded with rose cut diamonds and a baroque pearl to finish. The beauty of this piece is that it can either be worn traditionally with the clasp at the back of your neck or with the clasp to the front to allow the spotlight to fall on that stunning enamel.
Although a short choker length this must be one of the most comfortable necklaces we have ever worn, you almost forget about it at the nape of your neck, the pearls warming to your skin.
Stones: Pearl and Diamond
Diamond Measurements: 1mm – 1.4mm
Pearl Measurements: 5mm – 11mm x 5mm
Clasp Dimensions: 28mm x 32mm
Metal: 9ct gold, tested
Chain Length: 14.5” approx.