Arts and Crafts 14kt/10kt Moonstone + Inlaid Abalone Clover Leaf Festoon Necklace
A beautiful and unique clover leaf necklace from the Arts and Crafts (ca1910) era! This lovey handmade piece is crafted in 14kt yellow gold and features 6 vibrant clover leaf links that dangle stunning moonstones in a wonderful festoon-style fashion. Each closed back clover leaf is set with inlaid abalone shell, exhibiting incredible oceanic shades of green, blue, purple, and pink. The clovers are surrounded by a beautiful wirework design that trails into a more elaborate look surrounding a large alluring moonstone cabochon at the center. Dangling from the base of the stone is a smaller moonstone link, which is flanked on either side by matching stones that hang beautifully from delicate chain. All four cabochons rest in an open-back bezel setting, allowing their wonderful pale blue color and iridescent flash to come alive. The festoon design dangles beautifully at the neckline from a simple 10kt yellow gold interlocking chain (featuring a short extension chain, allowing it to be worn at two different lengths) that fastens in the back with a spring ring clasp stamped with a "10K" gold purity mark. This gorgeous and artistic necklace makes a stunning and unique statement piece when worn, and is perfect day or night!
Measurements: The necklace measures 16.5" in total length, but could also be worn at a shorter 15.5" length, thanks to the extension chain. The clover and moonstone link festoon design measures 4 1/4" wide, and hangs 1 3/4" long, and is about 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the yellow gold setting. All of the moonstones and and inlaid abalone shells are intact and securely set. The spring ring clasp is secure and in good working condition.