Antique Art Nouveau Sapphire Moonstone Necklace in 15k Gold

People are often curious about how I find my jewels; sometimes I go to markets, some are huge outdoor affairs set in horse show fields where I have to practically run to see all the dealers that I want to see, some are small, intimate indoor affairs where I can meander with my coffee and still be done by noon. Other times I go to dealers homes or flats or offices and see them privately, sitting at a desk or a kitchen table and pawing through their latest finds; and yet other times I have people who I’ve known, and bought from for years, come by my flat and bring along their offerings. It was there, in a flat above a shop near Portobello Road, that I was shown this amazing Art Nouveau necklace. I didn’t hesitate to buy it (even though it cost me a pretty penny), rather I just put it around my neck and there it stayed until I got home from Europe and had to send it off for appraisal.

This absolutely fantastic Art Nouveau pendant necklace features a rectangular cushion cut of untreated Ceylon sapphire which measures 11 x 9.6 x 6.37 mm and weighs approximately 5.92 carats, it has a rich cornflower blue color which appears different in different lights. The pendant is further set with a total of 2.3 carats of cabochon cut natural blue moonstones, six of them in all. The necklace is hand crafted of buttery yellow 15 karat gold and hangs on a 17 inch long 15 karat rope chain. The pendant itself measures 54 mm from top to bottom and 28.6 mm across. It is a truly stunning piece with wonderfully curving Art Nouveau lines. Made in England in about 1900, this beauty is marked with ’15ct’ to the reverse and it weighs 14.8 grams.

I’ve had this piece professionally appraised and the full insurance replacement value is $15,285.00, please don’t hesitate to ask if you’d like to see the fully appraisal.

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Item ID: NE0519007V



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