Antique Silver and Moonstone Arts & Crafts Necklace

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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