Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.No dents or imperfections to the shape. Chain is perhaps not original but its a nice match from the same time period. Paste stones are smooth and gleaming with no chips and minor surface wear, faceting is crisp and refractive.
Marcasites are all in place and look original. Clasp is secure, not original to necklace, possibly original to chain. Era Late Victorian / Edwardian. With pendant dropping 2 below.Material Tests for sterling silver, glass, natural marcasites. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history. While this piece has a delicate look, it has a full-sized silhouette for this style of piece. Asymmetrical drops dangle freely in a classical negligee design.
Peridot colored drop dangles freely as well. Wreath and bow design is accented with twinkling marcasites and a unique color palette of paste stones.The Edwardian period also known as the. 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 Move ment In Jewelry.
Movement in jewelry is an indicator of a higher end piece, as it demonstrates that the designer considered how the jewelry would look and feel when it was actually worn. For example, high-end pieces often adjust to different necklines or wrists for comfort and a seamless look. Other times, movement is strategically incorporated for gemstones to catch the light or to enhance the sparkle of a certain gemstone cut. _gsrx_vers_1281 GS 8.3.5 (1281).
The item "Antique Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Bow Paste Negligee Pendant Necklace" is in sale since Wednesday, April 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.