Garden Stroll - Edwardian Brass Chrysoprase & Paste Necklace (EDN020)
Rarities Antique Jewelry
Garden Stroll- Edwardian Brass Chrysoprase & Paste Necklace. This lovely necklace is crafted from brass. Featuring 20 tear-drop cabochon shaped chrysoprase paste gems, 17 clear faceted paste gems, Edwardian styling and quality craftsmanship. This luscious necklace has a very pretty linked chain with the original secure screw type clasp. Attached to the chain is a darling collections of graduated flowers. Expertly set in brass mounts are green gems in the form as petals and clear crystal centres. The Edwardian era necklace looks beautiful when worn, truly a very special antique from an era gone by.
Chrysoprase, chrysophrase or chrysoprasus is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline form of silica) that contains small quantities of nickel. Its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green. The darker varieties of chrysoprase are also referred to as prase. This particular necklace is made from Paste( antique glass) and diamond paste (antique glass)
Paste jewellery is a special type of flint glass that emulates a number of gemstones. The origins of Paste jewellery date back to the mid-18th century, to a jeweller named Georges Frederic Stras, who worked as a jeweller to the king when he moved from Strasbourg to Paris in 1724.
Measurements: Necklace 16"
Stone Size: Chrysoprase Paste 13.00 mm - 6.00 mm Diamond Paste: 4.00 mm - 3.00 mm
Weight: 10.10 grams
Date: Circa 1910