Art Nouveau Extra Long 15kt/Sterling Cabochon Turquoise Link Chain Necklace 88"
An extraordinary and unusual turquoise chain necklace from the Art Nouveau (ca1900) era! Crafted in 15kt yellow gold and sterling silver, this mixed metals necklace is particularly long, measuring 88" in total length, and creates a bold statement when worn. Sections of ornate 15kt yellow gold chain and sterling accent links alternate with natural turquoise stones, forming an extremely long and beautiful necklace. The turquoise stones are cabochon cut and vary in shape, size and color. Some are bezel set in sterling, and some in yellow gold. With some turquoise links being round, and some ovular, the stones display a wonderful range of beautiful blue and green shades marbled with natural brown matrix. The yellow gold chain consists of thick double rings and the sterling accent links have a wonderful curvilinear scrolled design. The unique combination of the rich yellow gold and sterling silver paired with the brilliant turquoise stones is absolutely exquisite and the piece looks wonderful on. With no need for a clasp, its extra long length allows you to easily slip the necklace over head and triple or even quadruple for a layered look. A unusual and beautifully made piece, it has a bold look and is perfect for the turquoise lover's collection!
Measurements: The entire length of the chain measures approximately 88" long. The turquoise stones vary in size and shape with the largest measuring approximately 2" long and 7/8" wide and the smallest measuring approximately 3/4" long and 1/2" wide. The sections of gold chain measure approximately 1 1/2" long and the scrolled sterling links measure 1" long and 1/2" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold sections of chain, sterling accent links and all of the turquoise stones and bezels are intact.