Carter, Gough & Co. was founded in 1841 under the name Pennington, Cater & Doremus. In the 1850s, they became the first jewelry firm to use the steam engine in their manufacturing. After the original founder died in 1902, his son changed the firm's name to Carter, Gough & Co., which proceeded to become one of the largest and most popular jewelry companies of the era. The latest listing for the company was in 1922.
A gorgeous beaded necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era made by the esteemed design firm Carter, Gough & Co.! This beautiful piece is comprised of 14kt yellow gold beads that together form an amazing and timeless statement piece when worn. The smoothly polished beads are hollow, each one reflecting the light beautifully with every turn. The necklace is hand strung on a fine wheat chain and fastens with a hidden barrel clasp stamped with a "14K" gold purity mark and a Carter, Gough & Co. hallmark. The clasp is seamlessly hidden within the last three beads to make a continuous string of bead. Whether worn alone or layered with other necklaces, it would make an elegant statement piece that is perfect for everyday wear!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 17" long. Each bead measures approximately 7.5mm in diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is great. Because they are hollow, some of the gold beads do show some surface wear, however, most are in excellent condition with no noticeable damage. The braided chain is in excellent condition and the push clasp fastens securely and is in good working order.