Art Nouveau French necklace Stamped 18K solid gold with a pearl pendant Cable chain with security chain
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This exquisite French necklace is made out of a cable chain and a pendant. Both pendant and chain are made out of 18K solid gold. The pendant is elegant -- delicately crafted with four fine natural pearls set in a square with highly decorated prongs. Atop the square and right below the bail is a bright gold bead and an additional pearl in a similar type of setting. The pendant ends with a dangling tear drop pearl
The pearls have high luster and good nacre.
The cable chain features an added security link chain and two spring coils.
The chain and its pendant are both stamped with the French eagle head hallmark, a guarantee of its solid 18K gold content, and a maker's hallmark.
This necklace and pendant have been dated to the Art Nouveau period. Both are in their original excellent condition
Size: 40 cm (14 1/2)
Size of the pendant: 38mm with bail
weight: 3.8 grams
Material: 18K Solid yellow gold, fine and cultured pearls
Condition: very good estate
Period: circa 1910's, Edwardian era
Provenance: An French estate sale
Additional remarks: two stamps to guarantee its 18-carat solid gold content. Also features a maker's mark
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*Information on gold jewelry:
- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.