When Richard and Thomas Willis formed their jewellery shop in 1858 in Melbourne they would have been hard pressed to realise that they were to become one of Australia’s largest and most well known jewellery company.
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.