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The Albert chain was originally designed to hold a pocket watch to a gents waistcoat, however when men put down their pocket watches in place of the "new" wrist watches at the turn of the 20th century, after a while savvy woman started to wear these around their neck, and here is an amazing antique Albert chain that not only looks so beautiful but feels so tactile to touch and wear. Made in Birmingham in 1900, it was made in 9 carat rose gold and has such a lovely colour to it that has achieved a delightful patina that looks even better set against the skin. Made with the traditional curb links measuring 7mm wide, what separates this Albert chain from so many others, are the round facetted belcher links set between each curb link. Not only do these add a wonderful feature, but the way they roll through the fingers and even along the neck makes it both look and feel spectacular. This is a full double Albert and measures 44cm from end to end and has its original tee bar in the centre. This tee bar was originally used in the same way as a cufflink slides through a French cuff to secure it, and now when worn as a necklace sits beautifully in the centre. Without a doubt, this is such an elegant Albert chain that is not only long enough to wear around the neck, also in superb condition, but also one that is as unique as it is beautiful. Stock# ES7542 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1900 $5,600
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Bohemian garnets have such a deep rich intense colour that look even more amazing when grouped together in jewellery such as in this gorgeous antique Bohemian garnet necklace. Made in silver gilt in the late 1800,s, the necklace sits perfectly around the neck and it is incredible how well it captures the light and will always be admired day or night. Measuring 45cm in length, from where the garnets start at one end across to the other, this distance measures 30cm and the small drops measure 2cm in length and the largest one in the centre, 3.7cm. The rich deep burgundy-red of the garnets are stunning, and combined with the gorgeous clusters and how perfectly it sits on the neck, this is the perfect piece for any occasion. Stock# U085 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is a truly spectacular antique necklace that is not only made in Whitby jet, but also has seven panels of hand carved cameos that makes this necklace stand out like no other. Whitby jet is a fossilized material of a tree called the Araucaria Tree which is also known as the Monkey Puzzle tree. Dense black in colour â€“ which is where the term â€śJet blackâ€ť came from â€“ the best material has always come from the town of Whitby in England, where it was mostly depleted by the end of the 20th century. With a wonderful tactile feel to it, the largest piece in the centre measures 35.2mm in length and the smallest oval pieces near the end 27.7mm in length. The round piece at the very ends measure 15mm in diameter, and laid out from end to end, it measures 40cm in length and sits so beautifully around the neck. This is the style of piece that will make any woman walk tall and feel so proud to wear this. The shell cameos depict various scenes such as St George slaying the dragon and The Three Graces. The way the soft colouring from the shell cameo is set into the black of the Whitby jet, really makes each piece compliment one another, and there is no doubt that whenever and wherever this necklace is worn, it will always get the attention that it rightly deserves. As beautiful and elegant today as when it was made 140 years ago, this Whitby jet and cameo necklace is just divine. Stock# ES3448 Circa: 1880 $3,650
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Here is such a beautiful chain that has so much character thanks to the fancy sections each set with turquoise to the beautiful colour coming from the rose gold. Dating from the late 1800's, this chain was made in 9 carat rose gold and measures 88cm in length. The sections set with turquoise are so beautiful and are typical in design of Art Nouveau jewellery of this era that adds so much extra charm and character to the necklace. Perfect to wear on its own, it with something attached, this is such an elegant example of a genuine antique necklace that is so versatile to wear for any occasion. Stock# ES7468 Circa: 1895 $Sold.
Here is a magnificent antique necklace that epitomises the mid-Victorian era when this piece was made. Dating from the 1870's, this truly extraordinary necklace was made in 15 carat gold and has achieved such a wonderful patina that looks even more special on the neck. Set with an oval cabachon cut garnet at the bottom that is highlighted with a double leaf design at the top. And then turning the garnet over reveals a secret locket compartment making this so much more special and romantic. It is small features such as the leaf design and the locket that exemplify the craftsmanship found in antique jewellery. Highlighted with the chain that goes from the pendant to the drop tassel form on each side that sways beautifully on the neckline and adds even more charm and character. The beautiful necklace that this is all attached to measures 38cm in length and has such a wonderful tactile feel to it that rolls around the neck perfectly and is set with a clasp that even itself has been exquisitely hand engraved. From every side and start to finish, this is a truly magnificent antique necklace and for one who is a real connoisseur of fine antique jewellery. Stock# ES9094 Circa: 1870 $6,400
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This antique necklace was made in the 1870's and is just spectacular from near or far. Typical of the work by early Australian jewellers, it was made in 15 carat gold that has achieved such a wonderful patina combined with beautiful work and detail to the gold itself. And then the necklace is highlighted with natural pearls. Whereas today pearls are produced by being cultured, these pearls are completely natural and this is made even more amazing by the fact that it is estimated that a natural pearl is produced in between 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 10,000 oysters. With a beautiful design of the chain draping elegantly along the necklace, this piece sits so beautifully on the neckline and will no doubt always be admired. Measuring 41cm when laid out from end to end, this is one of the most beautiful and elegant necklaces that you could ever hope to wear. Stock# ES9077 Circa: 1870 $6,950
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So elegant and dainty, there is no doubt that this antique aquamarine and pearl necklace dating from the early 1900's will always be loved and admired no matter where or when it is worn. Hand made in 9 carat gold, in the centre is a delightful cluster of pearls surrounding an aquamarine with further natural pearls set on both sides. With a lovely suspended section below set with more pearls and another aquamarine, this lower section sways so delicately and adds a romantic charm to an already very beautiful necklace. Measuring 28.6mm wide at the centre by 49.1mm from the bottom aquamarine to the top and the chain itself measures 44.5cm allowing it to sit perfectly on the neckline where it will always be loved and appreciated and make any woman so proud to wear it. Perfect for any occasion, this is a wonderful antique necklace to put on and feel like royalty. Stock# ES9010 Circa: 1910 $2,200
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Displaying all the traits and style of the Art Nouveau era, this antique sterling silver Charles Horner necklace was made in 1911 and has such a feminine design to it that will suit any woman of any age. Charles Horner became famous for producing not only Art Nouveau jewellery but also his Dorcas thimbles, and although dying in 1896 his company continued until 1984, and early pre-World War One pieces such as this are becoming so sought after. Made in sterling silver, the beautiful Art Nouveau design looks so beautiful and is highlighted with orange paste that stand out so beautifully against the silver. This section measures 2.6cm across by 6cm from the bottom piece of paste to the top piece that is connected to the chain. Laid out from end to end the chain measures 38.5cm and this is a perfect example of an antique piece that can be worn during the day or evening and always suit any occasion. With a beautiful flowing design, this is such an attractive Art Nouveau necklace. Stock# ES8641 Maker: Charles Horner Hallmarked: Chester 1911 $1,200
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Here is a very beautiful and elegant antique opal and pearl necklace dating from the early 1900's that sits perfectly on the neckline and will make any woman feel like a princess when this is around her neck. Made in 9 carat rose gold, it is set with solid Australian opals incorporating a crescent design in the centre which i often seen in late Victorian and Edwardian jewellery. With the six opals beautifully matched in colour, the pearls highlight the piece so well. Laid out from end the necklace measures 42cm in length and from where the gold starts for the opal and pearl section, this part measured 7cm in length. The drop part measures 3.5cm and this is the perfect length to wear against the neckline. Perfect for that special occasion, this antique opal and pearl necklace is divine. Stock# ES8662 Circa: 1910 $2,650
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Here is a truly magnificent antique golden sapphire and pearl fringe necklace that dates from the 1890's and looks spectacular around the neck. Sapphires come in every colour except red, and one of the rarest colours are the golden sapphires such as the ones set into this necklace. Designed with five drop fringes that are joined by a row of seed pearls, in total there are eight sapphires and 44 pearls. Laid out from end to end, the necklace measures 44cm and where the first golden sapphire is setÂ across to the other one on the other end, this distance measures 14cm across. Made in 9 carat rose gold which has the colour that matches so well with both the sapphires and pearls, this is such an amazing antique necklace like no other. Stock# U035 Circa: 1890 $5,300
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Moonstone is unlike any other gemstone that has been prized for centuriesand is often a milky white colour with a soft blue tone running through it, as well as having a wonderful visual phenomenon called adularescence, which is best described as a glow from below the surface, giving the impression of moonlight floating on water- hence its name, and here is a very attractive and elegant antique moonstone fringe necklace dating from the 1890's. Set in a hand made setting in 9 carat gold, there are eleven pieces of moonstone running across the top with seven hanging below with a final tear shaped drop piece at the bottom. The quality of these moonstones is superb as often moonstone today has many inclusions in them, whereas these not only have the most beautiful colour but are so clean that will make it be appreciated even more. Measuring 47cm from end to end allows this necklace to sit just perfectly on the neckline with a beautiful fluid movement to it. The design combined with the colour from all of the moonstones make it so elegant and this is a piece of jewellery that will look so good during the day and just as beautiful in the evening when worn for that special occasion. Jewellery from the late Victorian era when this was made, always seems to capture the imagination and take you back to a wonderful bygone era, and this is a piece that will always be admired and appreciated for its beauty and elegance. Stock# ES8534 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Sitting so elegantly on the neck comes this antique amethyst fringe necklace that will make any woman feel like a princess. Made in 15ct rose gold, the colour of the rose gold has that gorgeous warm colour and tone that is so sought after. The colour of the rose gold of course matches perfectly with the fourteen pieces of amethyst. With the colour of all the pieces being perfectly matched in colour, they all have a lovely rich purple colour to them. With the elegant fringe design, laid out from end to end the necklace measures 46cm in length allowing it to sit elegantly on the neckline where it will always be admired. Dating from the early 1900's, this antique fringe necklace is just perfect and destined to be admired. Stock# T545 Circa: 1900 $Sold.