Victorian Edwardian Pink Paste Pearl Gold Filled Festoon Necklace
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Gold filled setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* No imperfections to the shape of the festoon or signs of repair.
* Glass is gleaming with no chips or surface wear, faceting is crisp.
* Pearls are all in place with a little bit of chipping and wear which is noticeable on close inspection.
* Clasp is secure and original.
Era Late Victorian / Edwardian
Length 16 3/4", with pendant dropping 1 3/8" below
Width 1 1/8" widest point of central pendant
Mark No mark
Weight 6 grams
Material Tests for gold filled, natural pearls, glass
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Broad silhouette of the necklace is dynamic yet the piece is feather-light and delicate looking.
* Pink color palette with pearls is an extra feminine and special detail.
* Tiny pearls and drop at the bottom dangle freely giving the necklace a subtle amount of movement and sway when worn.
* Excellent condition showcases the design detail and quality of construction.
On Edwardian. The Edwardian period (also known as the Bell Epoch or beautiful era) from 1901 - 1910 was chiefly characterized by elegant, monochromatic designs in platinum, white gold, and silver, fitted with sparkling gemstones or glass. This was a time of affluence and progress for much of the world. As the Victorian era faded, traditionally-minded designers crafted pieces that felt as classic as Victorian jewelry but had a lighter feel and often ethereal look. Designs like the négligée necklace - asymmetrical and delicate - became popular.
On Period Pieces. "Period pieces" refer to those pieces that feel quintessentially of a certain era or movement. These pieces include the typical design elements associated with that period for a classic look. Period pieces are emblematic of culture and trends at the time.