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Antique Paste Riviere Necklace (Emerald Green) c.1840

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Have you ever seen a more beautiful Antique Paste Paste Riviere necklace?!

We simply can't stress enough how stunning this piece is; with it's vivid Emerald green colour and sweet bow motif! It's actually made up of to matching bracelets which can be worn separately or connected together and worn as a choker.

Circa 1800's, it exemplifies the regal taste of the period, and was designed to be worn for formal dinners- to twinkle in the candlelight!

This stunning antique necklace is crafted from Sterling Silver and superb Paste gemstones. Invented in the early 1700's by Georges Frédéric Strass, Paste was extremely popular throughout the Georgian and Victorian eras among the Parisienne high society and continues to be extremely collectable today, not only for its beauty but it's increasing rarity.

A stunning collector's piece!

  Victorian (1837-1901)

MEASUREMENTS: One half measures 21cm in length x 9mm at widest.
The other half measures 21.7cm x 9mm at widest.
The emerald green Pastes measure approx. 7mm x 4mm.
The clear Pastes around the outside measure approx. 2mm in diameter. 
The bows measure 10mm x 10mm.
The large Pastes in the centre of the bows measure 3mm in diameter.
The small Pastes on the bows measure approx. 1.5mm in diameter. 
Weight: 39.6g

MATERIALS:  Silver, Emerald Green and Diamond Paste.

HALLMARKS:  None present. Tested as Sterling Silver.

CONDITION:  Excellent
This splendid Antique Paste riviere necklace is spectacular! Almost mint condition. The Paste gems are stunningly beautiful; all chip free with no missing or replaced stones, and they're all beautifully bright. The green is a rich deep sparkling grass green, and evenly matched throughout, whilst the Diamonds-like Pastes are white, with no darkened or yellowed stones. 

 As we mentioned earlier it is, in fact, a pair of exact matching Paste bracelets, with two beautiful Paste clasps, that can be worn either together or separately. The clasps both work perfectly. (The fastening mechanisms inside of each are slightly different, but both are antique. Whether this is how they were made initially or whether one was replaced at some point during its paste we do not know.) 


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