Quite an unusual example of an Edwardian Circa 1905 Moonstone 9ct gold necklace.
Set with fifteen beautiful ethereal natural blue Moonstones of a very high quality, clear, and exhibiting strong blue adularescence and each with amazing Schiller effect.
Each of the five large oval Moonstones are held very securely in oval bezel settings with the large central Moonstone holding a sweet articulated drop Moonstone, also oval and bezel set.
Suspended by a finely made 9ct chain, is then a circular motif of consisting of eight round stunning Moonstone cabochons, each flat claw set and also of a very high quality. To the centre of this motif is another articulated round cabochon.
Interestingly each link of this entire necklace, both the necklace chain and the supporting chains between the Moonstones and the fine suspension chain, are gold soldered to the next link which shows handcrafting of such a high quality, seen only in the finest quality chains with a very secure barrel-style push in clasp.
Festoon Moonstone necklaces as fine as this are rare and hard to find.
“The finest moonstone is a gem of glassy purity with a mobile, electric blue shimmer. Body color should be nearly colourless and free of any yellowish, brownish, or unattractive green tints. Adularescence should, ideally, be blue.” (http://www.gia.edu.com)
Moonstones range from 10mm x 6mm to 4mm
Approximately 10cts of Moonstones total
Excellent condition. No issues to note. Moonstones are very high quality, no wear nor abrasions to surfaces, and very securely set. Chain is beautifully made and in excellent condition.