She may be 110 years old but this beauty is so current and wearable today.
Elegantly styled with a circular openwork motif set to the centre with a faceted 5mm diameter Aquamarine and accented with four dainty seed pearls to the surround. Suspended by an open work navette drop to which atop sits another small faceted Aquamarine measuring 3.5mm.
The trace chain is beautifully made and very solid, not thin and fine like some, and has a very secure push-in barrel clasp which is very tight and secure.
Handcrafted from lush and bright 9ct yellow gold and in just lovely condition.
History of Lavaliers
A lavalier or lavaliere or lavalliere is an item of jewellery consisting of a pendant, sometimes with one stone, pendulous and centered from a necklace.
The style was popularised by the Duchesse de la Vallliere a mistress of King Louis XIV of France. A lavaliere can be recognised most for its drop, usually consisting of a stone and/or a chandelier pendant, which is attached directly to the chain, not by a bale.
Central drop 1.4cm
Length between small Aquamarine and end of main drop 4.3cm
Lovely antique condition, all seed pearls original and secure. Very minor fleabite to 5mm Aquamarine close to girdle and bezel setting, only seen under x10 magnification. Chain is wonderful, beautifully made and no wear, clasp is secure and tight.