Victorian Sterling Gilt & Natural Turquoise Festoon Necklace
A gorgeous turquoise festoon necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in gilded sterling silver, the necklace features an ensemble of natural turquoise links that dangle from a fine woven chain. The decorative festoon links include swirled wirework accents that accentuate the bezel set turquoise cabochons. The turquoise stones display a wonderful range of soft natural colors in shades of blue and green. The necklace drapes elegantly at the neckline when worn, and fastens with a secure toggle clasp in the back. Feminine and artistic, it would make a special addition to any Victorian collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 16" in length. The festoon links hang 3/4" long and measure 1/2" across at the widest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver gilt setting or to any of the turquoise stones, all of which are intact. The chain is in good condition and the toggle clasp fastens securely. There is a light natural patina on the surface of the setting that lends an authentic antique appearance to the piece.