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Rare Georgian Paste Rivière Necklace in Emerald Green - c.1790

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Here we have a highly coveted Georgian Paste Rivière necklace in the most gorgeous Emerald green colour! As is typical of the time each paste has a beautifully smooth closed back setting, and is foiled behind for the most exceptional and striking glow from within.

This stunning antique paste necklace is 16.5" long and consists of 30 hand-cut paste gemstones, as well as a perfectly matching paste clasp of equal beauty.

Not only were they all cut by hand but they were also painstakingly hand-polished to create this smooth, gem-like appearance, so revered by high society sometimes they were even more sought after than natural Emeralds or Diamonds. And we can certainly see why!

Georgian paste rivière necklaces are extremely difficult to find, and finding one in this superb condition is truly remarkable. All of the stunning vivid green pastes are original and undamaged. The Sterling Silver settings along with the substantial weight of the necklace give it a lovely feeling of quality and permanence. 

Circa 1790, it's a true thing of beauty to be cherished for many years to come.

ERA:  Georgian (1714-1837)

MEASUREMENTS: The total length of the necklace is 17".
Each of the Paste stones measures 8mm by 6mm.
Weight: 27.3g

MATERIALS:  Emerald Paste, Silver

HALLMARKS:  None Present, tested as Sterling Silver

CONDITION:  Excellent
What a joy to behold!  This is possibly the finest necklace we have ever had the pleasure of bringing into our collection here at Lillicoco.  It is in absolutely pristine condition, fit for a museum!  Of course, it would be a waste for such a beautiful antique Georgian necklace to go unworn, and we're incredibly grateful to be able to share such a stunning example with you.  Each of the 31 Paste stones is perfect, with a gorgeous deep emerald green colour and no scratches, scuffs or damage whatsoever.  The clasp stays tightly shut when worn and all of the links are in excellent condition too, with no signs of wear anywhere to be seen. A one in a million piece of antique Georgian jewellery!


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