Edwardian Platinum, Diamond & Pearl Festoon Necklace
An absolutely stunning platinum and pearl necklace from the Edwardian (1900) era! This lovely and feminine piece is set in platinum and comprised of over a 350 cultured pearl. At the center of the necklace are 19 festoon style links that graduate in length with the longest resting in the center. While each link grows in length, it also increases in the number of pearls which hang from it. The pearls are connected to each other by small platinum links and separated by small rings. The vertically hanging festoon links hang from a lacy mesh-like chain which clasps in the back at a diamond encrusted clasp. Four rows of pearls line the entire length of the chain forming a comfortable necklace that rests beautifully within the collarbone. It has a dramatic design that rests perfectly on the neck. It would make a gorgeous addition to any collection and would be the perfect accessory for a bride on her wedding day or worn for a dressy occasion!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 15" in length. The festoon style links graduate in length from 1/4" being the shortest and 2 1/4" being the longest, center link. The pearls vary slightly in size but all measure around 3.25mm.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the platinum setting or chain and all of the pearls are intact. The clasp is secure and in good working condition and all of the diamonds are intact.