Victorian Star Long Pendant Necklace
in Yellow Gold and Silver

Long Chain Necklace, with Decorative Swivel Clasp

£ 22,500
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An intriguing necklace combining two versatile pieces from the Victorian period. A long 120cm intricate guard chain necklace has been adapted to display an iconic, diamond set, silver, six ray star pendant. The Victorians were masters of intricate goldwork, which can be clearly seen in the eye-catching and tactile quality of this chain. A rare survivor from the period, as many were broken up into smaller examples, bracelets, or melted down to create other pieces of jewellery. Originally created to hold a ladies watch and tucked into a belt, this piece resonates with a rich and interesting history. The elaborate clasp is particularly unusual, depicting an elaborately costumed Tudor or Jacobean forearm and clenched fist, set with a cabochon garnet and seed pearls. The minute attention to detail visible in this clenched fist is fascinating, with the defined nails tensed as they clasp an elaborate handle. Suspended from the handle is a removable sparkling star shaped pendant that has been set with 3.00ct of old cut diamonds. Stars featured prominently in Victorian jewellery and symbolised the positive direction the wearer would need in their life. Presented with its original fitted case, this majestic star has its original fittings to enable it to be converted into a brooch or ‘en tremblant’ hair slide. Highly ornamented, with six additional old cut diamonds appearing on knife edged settings as a burst of light, this would have been a sentimental and highly prized piece in the collection of a wealthy Victorian lady.
The Victorian era marked a time dedicated to religion and love. Common motifs in the jewellery of the time were birds, flowers, anchors and stars: motifs with symbolic meaning.

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  • Age: 1837 - 1890 (Victorian)
  • Chain Length: 120cm
  • Clasp Type: Box
  • Falcon Seal: No
  • Material: Silver & 18CT Yellow Gold
  • Neckwear Style: Pendant
  • i Princip Stone Weight: 3.00
  • i Princip. Dia Clarity: Est VS & SI
  • i Principal Dia Colour: Est H/I
  • Principal Setting: Grain
  • Principal Stone: Diamond
  • i Principal Stone Shape: Old
  • Product Type: Neckwear
  • i Total Weight: 3.00
  • Item Code: 1079161

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