What a sight to behold! This Victorian 18ct Gold Carved Ceylon Moonstone & Natural Sapphire fringe necklace is a spectacular piece of antique jewellery, simply brimming with beauty and antique charm!
At its centre lies a skilfully hand-carved cabochon-cut Moonstone with a stylized floral motif, as well as a 0.45ct natural no-heat velvety blue Sapphire! There are 21 Ceylon Moonstones in total weighing in excess of 18.50 carats, all set in solid Gold bezels that dance and play in the light.
Each Moonstone boasts a striking blue glow adularescence that shifts and billows magically across their domed surfaces, and we love how the pear-shaped drops dangle and sway with the slightest movement.
ERA: Victorian, c.1890
MEASUREMENTS: At just 13 & 1/2" or 34.2cm long, this necklace is currently best suited for a petite frame. (Although the chain can be extended to make the necklace longer for you upon request.)
Total Moonstone carat weight approx. 18.50cts.
Natural no heat Sapphire is 5mm long x 4.1mm wide, weighing approx. 0.45cts.
Moonstone measurements summary:
The necklace consists of 21 x antique Ceylon Moonstones.
The large oval Moonstone drop is 13mm long x 8mm wide x 5mm deep - 3.60cts.
Carved central Moonstone 6.5mm diameter - 0.80cts
The top row of gems are all rounded cabochons and measure from 8.5mm in the centre, graduating to 6.5mm towards the back of the neck.
4 x small round cabochon drops, ranging from 4 to 4.5mm in diameter.
4 x pear-shaped Moonstones. 2 are 9.5mm long x 7.5mm wide, and 2 are 8mm long x 6mm wide.
MATERIALS: 18ct Gold chain & clasp. 9ct Gold bezels, Ceylon Moonstones, natural Blue Sapphire (no evidence of heat treatment- assessed by an independent gemologist).
STAMPS & HALLMARKS: Tests as 18ct Gold chain and fancy pierced Gold clasp.
9ct Gold bezel settings around each Moonstone.
PACKAGING: Your order will be gift-wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.
VERY GOOD - EXCELLENT
A very special Victorian 18ct Gold Ceylon Moonstone & Natural Sapphire fringe necklace in very good to excellent condition. The myriad of Moonstones are fabulous.. they have everything you could possibly want; from secure and smooth Gold bezel settings, lovely movement, and a strong play of adularescence across every single stone!
The blue glow schiller is strong and has multiple tones as it moves; from sky-blue to lilac, to intense Silver light. (Think Galadriel!) Of course, the shining star here is the skilfully carved Moonstone centre-piece, which like the rest is smooth, beautiful and completely chip and abrasion-free. The largest oval drop is quite plump and pleasing and has domed backs as well as fronts for the ultimate comfort.
The natural blue Sapphire is a lovely mid-blue hue, with medium saturation and a velvety appearance, and has been assessed as natural, no heat by a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA gemologist).
All orders are shipped using DHL express and are securely padded in transit, with full tracking and insurance for your peace of mind. Alternate couriers are available by special request.
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- NEXT-DAY delivery to the UK and EU
- Delivery to the USA in TWO WORKING DAYS
- Orders placed by 1pm (GMT) will be dispatched the same day
You can return your item for a full refund for any reason by simply getting in touch to let us know within 14 days of receiving it.
INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER:
This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!
Please message us or call +44(0)117 925 4798 if you have any questions!