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Here is an exceptional antique boulder opal necklace that looks as beautiful today as when it was made. Boulder opals were first discovered in 1869 and have the very distinct and beautiful appearance of having their solid ironstone host material either set behind the opal or amazingly running through the opal as can be seen here in these one set into the necklace. Made in the early 1900's in 9 carat gold, the necklace is set with five boulder opals that lead down to the centre where there is a further boulder opal suspended from the bottom. The spectral colours are so beautiful to admire and showcase why boulder opals are so highly prized and desired, and day or night there is no doubt that it will always be admired. And it is not just the opals that are amazing as the setting itself is so beautiful to see. The elegant setting is so beautiful and adds so much charm and character to the necklace. Laid out from end to end, the necklace measures 43cm in length and from one end opal across to the other side, this distance measures 14.9cm with the drop itself measuring 4.5cm in length. Sitting perfectly on the neckline, this antique boulder opal necklace is one that is destined to always get the attention that it rightly deserves. Stock# ES9630 Circa: 1910 $6,200
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This antique necklace was made in the early 1900's and is set with the most delicate soft blue colour aquamarines that look so beautiful set amongst the seed pearls in the wonderful design that will always be admired. Made in 9 carat gold, the necklace is typical of the work by the early Australian jewellers of this era. The way the two pear cut aquamarines at the bottom go to one side gives this necklace such a fluid and naturalistic look to it, even though the two stems coming down are fixed. Each set with charming seed pearls in a petal design with a further aquamarine at the top of each, set amongst the scroll design at the top are more aquamarines and seed pearls. And then with a final aquamarine at each end leading to the chain, this section from each end aquamarine across to the other measures 6.1cm across by 6.8cm from the top scroll to the lowest aquamarine. Fitted on a 45.5cm chain, this allows the aquamarine and pearl section to sit perfectly on the neckline where it will always stand out and look so beautiful. Stock# ES9527 Circa: 1910 $3,350
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Art Nouveau jewellery is often made in a wonderful asymmetrical design, and this can clearly be seen here in this beautiful Art Nouveau pearl and diamond necklace. Hand made in 14 carat gold and platinum in the early 1900's, the design alone is just so beautiful to admire and will be perfect for that special dress and occasion. Then of course there is the combination of natural pearls and diamonds to add sparkle and even more elegance to this necklace. Set with six lovely pearls and eight smaller rose cut diamonds and ten larger European cut diamonds, these diamond come together to total 0.30 carats and sparkle so beautifully. Laid out from end to end, the necklace measures a perfect 45.5cm and from the chain where it connects to the main section, to the bottom of the drop, this distance measures 5cm making it sit perfectly on the neckline. This really is such an elegant necklace that not only looks magnificent, but also belies its age and will surprise many when they discover that it is over 100 years old, yet still looks remarkably modern at the same time. Stock# ES9520 Circa: 1910 $4,800
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There are few pieces of jewellery more elegant than a collar, and here is a magnificent antique collar that looks and sits perfect around the neck and has such a graceful look to it that will always be admired. Made in the Victorian era in the 1880's, this antique collar was made in 9 carat rose and yellow gold and has the distinct advantage of easily being able to be worn showing either side. With one side displaying the rose gold sections with a somewhat segmented design and the other side completely plain, the collar is fitted with a large bolt ring at one end which can be worn at the front as a feature or at the the back, can have something hanging off it such as a locket or seal, or its extension piece to either add length, or to hang from with a piece of jewellery at the bottom such as a locket as shown in one of the additional images. (Locket is available to purchase separately and is not included in the sale of this collar.) From end to end the collar measures 43.5cm and the extension piece with its own bolt ring to attach something to measures an additional 4.1cm. This is such a versatile antique collar that can truly be worn so many different ways and no matter which way you choose to wear it, there is no doubt that it will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES9410 Circa: 1880 $5,800 (Collar only - locket is additional and priced at $2,800 and is available here: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/product/antique-photo-locket-set-with-a-european-cut-diamond/
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Dating from the Victorian era of the 1880's, this antique pearl and diamond fringe necklace is as beautiful today as when it was made and feels so elegant around the neck and will make any woman so proud to own and wear it. Made in 15 carat gold, the necklace measures 39cm from end to end and sits so perfectly around the neckline where it seems to exude such a royal look and feel to it. The design of this necklace is so gorgeous and with the five sections each set with pearls along with the smaller drop sections between, this necklace will certainly always be admired every time that it is worn. In the centre is a 0.10 carat European cut diamond that sparkles so beautifully and this centre section measures 2.3cm in length. Perfect to hand down through the generations and be loved and admired by all, this is an exquisite example of Victorian jewellery for all to fall in love with. Stock# ES9454 Circa: 1880 $4,650
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This antique necklace is so elegant and sits perfectly on the neckline where it will always be admired and appreciated for its beauty and elegance and is all the more special as it was made by one of Australia's most highly regarded early jewellers Duggin, Shappere and Co. Made in 15 carat gold in the early 1900's, the cluster of pearls at the bottom is so elegant and refined and even the "stem" leading to the top has been beautifully set with pearls that lead to the very top section where there is yet another grouping of pearls. The soft colour of the gold is a perfect match for the pearls, making this such a subtle yet elegant piece of jewellery to wear with pride. Measuring 41.5cm when laid out from end to end, the drop section measures 5.9cm and is perfect to wear all the time, especially for that special occasion. As beautiful and elegant today as when it was made over 100 years ago, this necklace will always be loved and admired. Stock #ES9352 Maker: Duggin, Shappere and Co Circa: 1910 $3,650
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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 $Sold.
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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