Antique necklaces such as a wonderful Victorian era sterling silver collar and locket, to the ever popular and traditional Victorian and Edwardian Albert/Fob chain are always available at Kalmar Antiques.
Various other designs are much loved and sought after here, so there will always be an antique necklace to fall in love with.
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Arts and Crafts jewellery is often characterised by a somewhat free from and naturalistic style however still quite separate to that of Art Nouveau jewellery of the same time.
It is easy to see the flowing design in this particular Arts and Crafts necklace, not only from its form, but also from the natural pearls used as well as the wire work surrounding each of the six natural pearls.
Made in 9ct rose gold, the oval section of the pendant measures 20mm wide by 32.4 or 45mm from the top of the oval section to the bottom of the lowest pearl.
Sitting on a 47cm necklace allows this charming necklace to sit just at the right length on the neckline and always get the attention and admiration it rightly deserves.
This is a wonderful antique necklace that has a look all of its own and can still easily be worn on a daily basis with other antique jewellery as well as modern contemporary pieces and always fit right in.
A charming necklace full of character and life.
Dating from the 1870's, this is a wonderful antique necklace that is so rich in colour and design with the finest quality natural turquoise leading down to a locket set with a diamond for added beauty.
The necklace is made in 15ct yellow gold and measures 37.5cm in length when laid out end to end.
The links are such an incredible serpent style design that feels so tactile and smooth when running through your fingers and measure 6.3mm wide.
Set with 13 pieces of turquoise, the quality of this turquoise shows the finest colour and would have only could have come from Afghanistan where the best quality turquoise is from.
Leading to the centre so elegantly shows a tear shaped pendant set with a further 7 pieces of natural turquoise with a vibrant 0.08 carat old cut diamond sparkling in the centre.
Today many pieces of turquoise are either dyed or reconstituted and no-where near this quality and all the pieces of turquoise are absolutely perfectly matched for both colour and quality.
And then turning it over reveals a locket compartment for a photo of a loved one making this such a wonderful romantic and very personal piece of jewellery.
Fitted in a red velvet lined box, this is such a magnificent piece of antique jewellery from the Victorian era that will be loved and treasured for a lifetime.
Made in 9ct gold in the early 1900's, this antique necklace is set with four peridots and four pearls in a circular design that then leads down to two drop sections each set with another two peridot stones.
Peridot has such a lovely green colour to it which works wonderfully with the pearls and the gold.
The chain itself measures 44cm when laid out end to end and leads up to the circular design which itself measures 1.6cm in diameter.
From the top of the circular design to the end of the pear cut peridot this distance measures 6.8cm in length.
Edwardian jewellery has so much charm and character and this necklace looks just divine and spectacular.
However in the early 1900's with the increase in popularity of wrist watches, the gentleman of the house put these chains down and started to wear the wrist watch.
The wives being as savvy as ever, realised that it was silly to leave a chain lying around the house, resulting in these Albert chains to be worn around a woman's neck today.
And here is a fabulous antique Albert chain that is in excellent condition and made in a fantastic design.
Still easily able to be worn to hold a pocket watch, this Albert chain can fit around a woman's neck as it measures 41cm in length.
Made in 9ct rose gold the colour of the gold is so warm and delightful to admire both on and off the neck.
This antique Albert chain is all original and has not been spoilt or altered as many on the market today have been.
Often antique Albert chains have had later extensions added or each length of chain does not match each other so it is lovely to be able to wear one that is all completely original.
Typical of antique English made Albert chains, each link is stamped and still in superb condition and can so easily be worn every day.
A wonderful antique rose gold Albert chain that will always be loved and treasured.
And here is a gorgeous antique aquamarine and pearl necklace made by Willis in the early 1900's.
Made in 9ct rose gold, the necklace leads to an aquamarine at the top and then two chains leading to the main section set with a further aquamarine and seven pearls that swings elegantly with a further aquamarine and pearl suspended from the bottom that dangles so sweetly.
The charm and design of this piece is just so lovely to look at and the warm colour of the rose gold is simply divine.
The main part of the pendant measures 18.8mm wide by 53.1mm from the lower aquamarine to the top aquamarine.
Fitted on a new rose gold chain that measures 44cm in length, this is such an elegant piece of jewellery that is also very comfortable to wear all the time.
Early Australian jewellery is becoming so sought after and any jewellery by the firm Willis is certainly no exception and this one is just charming from all angles.