Edwardian Moonstone Fringe Necklace
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A delicate, Edwardian-era necklace, modeled in 9k yellow gold, that features a glowing fringe of twenty, blue-flash moonstones. Moonstones are much beloved for their adularescence, a quality that gives them an ethereal appearance akin to droplets of water, reflecting the bluish light of the moon. These moonstones are arranged in two graduating tiers— an upper row of round cabochons that rest on the wearer's collarbones, and a row of pendulous ovals that swing below. These otherworldly gems are set in slender, floating bezels, and are connected by a series of charming nail-head links. The necklace's cable link chain is angular, with elongated links; it closes with a shepherd's hook clasp. Moonstones of this fine quality are found almost exclusively in antique jewelry, and the level of blue adularescence varies from stone to stone. This would be lovely on a bride, but needs no occasion!
c. 1900 - 1910
Total length is approx 16 3/4"; largest moonstone oval measures approx 13.35 x 10 mm; largest moonstone round measures approx 8.6 mm; chain width is approx 1 mm.