The Ancient Romans believed that Moonstone was made from the solidified rays of the moon. In actuality it's a variety of Feldspar whose micro-structure causes light diffraction, but I like the Roman's explanation of origin much better!
During the Arts & Crafts movement, artists and jewelers used semi-precious materials and gems to the most wondrous effect. This lovely example is completely handmade in sterling silver and set with two iridescent blue moonstones, the top one measures 10.9 mm across and 7.5 mm north to south and is 3.5 mm deep, the moonstone in the drop is 9.4 mm long, 5.3 mm wide and 3 mm deep. These cabochon cut stones have a fantastic 'moon' in each one that is brought out when they are worn against the skin. Wonderful Arts and Crafts hammered detailing make this necklace a subtle beauty that promises to go with just about any outfit and garner compliment after compliment.
While it isn't marked at all, this necklace was most likely made in England around 1900-1910. I snatched it up early one Saturday morning at Portobello Road market, it was so lovely I didn't even have to think about it, what I like to call a 'no brainer'. The necklace is only 13 inches long, so it’s quite short, I’d be happy to have my jeweler add some extra length to it upon request, it has a 1.5 inch long drop. It weighs 4.9 grams. It is unmarked and tests as silver.
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This is the kind of jewelry that I personally love to wear. Murrle, Bennett & Co. is one of my favorite designers, their Arts & Crafts style just speaks to my artists heart. The clean lines, the bright and glowing faceted aquamarine contrasting with a creamy pearl, the whiplash design, all speak to the designer in my soul.
This wonderful necklace was hand crafted in about 1900 and is set with 6 creamy white pearls and one oval faceted aquamarine. The aqua measures 15mm x 11mm x 5.6 mm deep and weighs approximately 5 carats. The pendant is done in 15 karat gold and is marked on the reverse, the chain is 9 karat gold and is marked on the bale. The necklace is 19 inches long and the drop is 38 mm long and 31 mm wide at the widest point. It is marked with the MB&Co mark for Murrle, Bennett and Company. This necklace weighs 7.1 grams.
I don’t know about borrowed, but if you’re looking for something old and blue for your special day, look no further than this wonderful instant heirloom!
She has a contagious spirit, a charming beauty with a confident stride. It's in the way she moves, and how she pronounces her words. She understands how the world works, and knows that the world is her oyster, her pearl and her bowl of cherries.
This Art Nouveau pearl necklace was handcrafted in France around 1915. Creamy white pearls are set on 18 karat gold stems, branching out from beautifully detailed leaves. This gorgeous link is repeated five times on this shiny floral intricate necklace, totaling 21 pretty pearls. It has been acid tested but also has French hallmarks. This lovely necklace is 16.5 inches long and weighs 11.8 grams.
Enjoy the world that adores you back and dress in vogue with this timeless piece.
The collective belief that says all new things are better than old is an old wives’ tale that I’m ready to abolish. Take a break from the usual and enter the antique side of things. I’ll warn you, it’s quite irresistible and rather addicting. Progressing backward in fashion goes against the flow, it defies logic - but darling, I think you’re due for a bit of rebellion.
This antique Art Nouveau moonstone necklace was handcrafted around 1900. It showcases that classic whiplash motif and is set with an oval cabochon moonstone at the center. The stone has a great flash of blue and measures 8 x 5.5 x 3.8 mm. The drop measures 46 mm north to south and 28.4 mm across. This piece bears no marks and has been acid tested. This lovely necklace measures 17 inches in length and it weighs 6.8 grams.
Style is as style does and my goodness this necklace most certainly does. I understand how obvious it sounds, but I don’t mind saying it - this piece is exceptional, and it belongs around your fabulous neck.
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It started to rain just ten minutes before the outdoor ceremony was supposed to start. She knew it had been a risk, but she really wanted to get married here, on this beach where they had first met, with her toes in the sand. So they waited, ten minutes, then twenty, then at twenty five the rain stopped, the skies began to clear. They passed out towels to the guests to dry their seats (at least she’d been prepared for this possibility). She linked arms with her Dad and he walked her down the sandy isle. A rainbow split the sky as she walked and she heard the little intake of breath from the gathered crowd. Perfect, she though, she’d known it would be perfect.
Are you looking for the perfect piece for your perfect day? Look no further than this stunning Edwardian pearl necklace with Art Nouveau style. Set with 84 pearls, this 15 karat gold necklace was hand crafted in England in about 1900-1910. The necklace is 16.5 inches long and the drop measures 57 mm, the small bit at the top measures 12.7 mm north to south and 13.2 mm across, the larger bottom drop measures 33.7 mm north to south and 31 mm across, the piece weighs 8.2 grams. This wonderful piece is marked ’15ct’ to the reverse.
Simple, stunning, something old? Check, check, check.