Exquisite 18K solid gold genuine antique necklace Stamped Victorian era fancy necklace Rare find
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This rare antique piece of fine gold jewelry is in premium condition. Crafted in high carat gold (18K), it is the essence of femininity. While many pieces of the Napoléonic period are often just an ostentatious display of wealth and financial success, this necklace is infinitely elegant. Notice the fine chiseling of the roses -- each petal is individually crafted in relief, and the filigree links display fine volute details. This lovely necklace should definitely find it place in any serious collector’s jewelry box.
But, to be sure, it is also a perfectly wearable piece of jewelry. Perfect for daytime wear when the natural light moves through its splendid design, fitting at the base of the neck and illuminating that special black dress. This necklace will soon become one of your very favorite.
This is an heirloom piece of some substance and credibility. Whether you collect or wear this piece, it deserves a place of honor in your jewelry box. It will also soon be the necklace you reach for the most to adorn many memorable occasions.
Material: 18K solid gold, Stamped gold
Size: ~40 cm (~16")
Period: 1880s, late Victorian era, Napoléon III
Style: dress necklace, choker necklace
Provenance: an estate sale
Additional remarks: The necklace features an owl assay mark, on the closing ring, to guarantee its 18-carat solid gold content. This piece has also been tested in our lab for metal purity.
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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.