Art Nouveau Silver & Turquoise Festoon Necklace
An absolutely stunning silver and turquoise necklace from the Art Nouveau (1900) era! This lovely and feminine piece is set in sterling silver and detailed with 65 natural turquoise stones. The necklace has 19 ornate, festoon style links that graduate slightly in length with the longest resting in the center. Two cabochon turquoise stones are set in each festoon link and a cluster of stones top every other link. The vertically hanging festoon links hang from a simple sterling chain which clasps in the back. The turquoise, which is natural, has a a wonderful, soft blue color which looks beautiful with the patina accented silver. It has a dramatic design that rests perfectly on ones neck. It would make a gorgeous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 15" in length. The festoon style links graduate in length from 7/8" being the shortest and 1 1/8" being the longest, center link.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. There is no apparent damage to any of the turquoise stones or to the sterling setting or chain. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.