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!
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.
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.
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So, admittedly I do have a pretty big weakness for these fantastic Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau silver and enamel pieces, but this one really got me in the feels. Something about the shape, that organic, tree of life feel to it, and the color, that bright mediterranean sea in the sunshine look to it, just had me trembling a bit. Did I mention the perfect weight and velvety feel of it? No? Did I mention how it’s the perfect piece to dress up a tee shirt and jeans or wear with a cocktail dress? No? Did I tell you how many compliments it will garner? How many conversations it will start? No? Hmmm… must’ve forgotten to mention that.
This fantastic Art Nouveau necklace was hand crafted in silver in about 1900, most likely in Germany. It is accented with blue enamel and has a matching drop. The hand crafted chain measures 18 inches and the drop is 48.2 mm from north to south and 28.1 mm across. The pendant is marked ‘800’ to the reverse and weighs 6.3 grams.