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French Gem-set, Colored Diamond and Baroque Pearl Necklace

This late 19th century French necklace is composed of 18K gold, off round and semi-baroque pearls, emerald, sapphire, ruby, and diamonds and colored diamonds. It is designed as oval trace link chain punctuated by white baroque pearls and cube shaped links, each set with a cushion shape ruby, emerald, sapphire and old mine-cut diamond. Intensely charming, this delightful necklace combines sparkling colors and velvety old pearls in a unique old French jewel with completely modern wearability.

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Item #: N-21127
Country: France
Circa: 1880
Dimensions: 17.50" length
Materials: 5 off-round and semi-Baroque pearls (graduating slightly from approximately 8.20 x 5.70mm to 9.80 x 7.70mm); 5 round rubies (approximate total weight 1.30 carats); 5 cushion-cut emeralds (approximate total weight 0.90 carat); 5 round sapphires (approximate total weight 1.30 carats); 5 cognac and near colorless old mine-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.20 carats); 18K Gold
Signed: French assay marks, partial number

This antique 18K gold chain could easily be mistaken for a contemporary design - its hand fabrication and the pleasing antique "cushion cuts" of the colored stones and diamonds reveal its true age.