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Etruscan Dream - Victorian Gold Filled Turquoise & Pearl Necklace.  This exquisite necklace is crafted from Gold fill. Featuring 7 round cut cabochon paste  turquoise gemstones, 10 genuine natural pearls, Victorian styling, and quality craftsmanship. This stunning necklace is from the Victorian era, resembling an ancient Etruscan design. It is comprised of beautiful silvery white pearl, and turquoise paste gems, which dangle from exquisite cut- work segments.  The decorative gallery is attached to a solid rope chain, and its original cylinder clasp, which is perfect working order. The colour of the gold is rich, and exhibits a  wonderful perfect aged patina. This Victorian era necklace looks stunning when worn, truly a beautiful heirloom piece to be cherished and enjoyed for many years to come.

Gold Filled is not an alloy. It is a layered material constructed in two or three layers. The core metal is jewelers' brass; though, in the past, sterling silver was sometimes used instead. Single clad gold-filled has all the gold content in a single layer on one side. Double clad material splits the gold content into surface layers on both sides of the material. The gold alloy is bonded to one or both surfaces of the brass core with heat and pressure. The bonded raw material is sold as a sheet or wire to jewelry manufacturers for use in designs.

Gold-filled jewelry supplies are legally required to be 5% or 1/20 gold by weight. This 5% is described by the karatage of the gold alloy on the surface. Most material is 12kt or 14kt gold-filled. It is most accurately labeled with the karatage, the "/" symbol, and then 20 to reflect this construction. Products are identified as 14/20 or 12/20 Gold-Filled; alternatively, 14kt or 12kt Gold-Filled are also acceptable as long as you use the entire phrase. Quality stamps are abbreviated to 14/20 GF or 12/20 GF.

The Etruscan civilization of ancient Italy covered a territory, at its greatest extent, of roughly what is now Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Lazio, as well as what are now the Po Valley, Emilia-Romagna, south-eastern Lombardy, southern Veneto, and western Campania.

Etruscan revival jewellery is jewellery that was modelled after the ancient Roman empire, specifically the Etruscan civilization of ancient Italy in Tuscany, western Umbria and northern Lazio (700-300 BC).Jul 3, 2020

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. The era followed the Georgian period and preceded the Edwardian period, and its later half overlaps with the first part of the Belle Époque era of Continental Europe.

Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes.

Antique paste jewellery is hand-cut glass that has been polished with metal powder until it shimmers like a gemstone. Paste jewellery became hugely popular in the Georgian era, and throughout the Victorian and Edwardian era. 


Measurements: Wearable Length :18" 

Stone Size: Pearl 1.20 mm - 2.10 mm each     Turquoise Paste 2.20 mm each 

Weight: 10.80 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England  

Date: Circa 1890

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