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Turquoise and Seed Pearl Gold Pendant Necklace


Dating from the late Victorian era, this delicate gold pendant necklace features freshwater seed pearls and turquoise. Set throughout with buff-top and calibré-cut turquoise, the pendant’s circular-top centering a pearl suspends a bar with a flexible fringe of graduated length, all with trefoil seed pearls terminals. Completed by a delicate necklace of trace link chain, this antique jewel with its sky-blue turquoise and luminous pearls has a graceful lightness and timeless appeal.

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Circa: 1890s
Size: 17" length (necklace); 2" length, 1" width (pendant)
Materials: 50 Buff-top cabochon turquoise; 30 Freshwater seed pearls; 14K Gold

The intense sky blue variety of Persian turquoise is especially hard, without veins or host rock inclusions, and has been worked for thousands of years by generations of artisans who maintain the specific skills necessary for trimming and polishing the stone.