This 14.5" antique Silver Paste riviere necklace is a sublime Victorian necklace, with a glittering display of old mine cut Paste gems. Each Paste is held within high pie-crust settings, with smooth slightly domed backs to finish.
This antique Paste necklace is an incredibly collectible. Despite being of Victorian in provenance, her nature and style has a Georgian air about her - so if you love shopping for antique jewels from both periods then this riviere is a match made in heaven. Not to mention, the bright almost champagne foiled Paste gems have the look and feel of an 18ct Diamond weight spread - how gorgeous.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).
MEASUREMENTS: Necklace is 14 & 1/2" or 37cm.
Necklace width graduates from 6.5mm wide to 12.5mm wide at the centre.
36 Paste gems graduate from 3.5mm diameter to 8mm diameter.
Equivalent approximate Diamond carat weight is 18.00cts.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver, White Diamond Paste.
HALLMARKS: Tests as Sterling Silver throughout.
EXCELLENT: This 14.5" antique Silver Paste riviere necklace is in beautiful condition throughout. All of the Paste gems are secure with their original antique allure and charm. The Sterling Silver has accrued a natural Patina from age, making these Paste gems even brighter - like they are literally popping out from their settings. The necklace is the perfect short choker-style length, elegantly framing your face and neck and bringing a little bit of Victorian rock and roll to whatever occasion.