Jewelled Drop - Edwardian Sterling Silver Blue Sapphire & Diamond Paste Necklace (EDN021)
Jewelled Drop - Edwardian Sterling Silver Blue Sapphire & Diamond Paste Necklace. This exquisite piece is crafted from 925 Sterling Silver Silver hallmarked 925. Featuring numerous paste round cut gems, Edwardian styling and high quality workmanship. This lovely antique necklace is beautifully crafted with expertly bead, and bezel set jewels. The Sapphire Paste display a beautiful deep blue colour, whilst the diamond paste is clear, bright and so sparkly. The chain is original to the piece, and the spring ring is in perfect working order. This Edwardian Necklace exudes Femininity and elegance, such a beautiful piece!
Paste jewellery dates back to France during the 18th century when a jeweller named Georges Frederic Stras began hand crafting fine-quality Paste jewellery in 1724. He was quickly then appointed as “Jeweller to the King”, and began making Paste jewellery for King Louis XV of France. Paste is an early form of glass.
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.
Measurements: Drop 38.00 mm x 12.00 mm Chain 18"
Stone Size: Paste gemstones (ranging from) 5.00 mm - 1.00 mm
Weight: 3.90 grams
Date: Circa 1910