Antique Georgian Necklace
My partner and I found this necklace in his late mother's "junk" jewelry collection. At first, we thought it was costume. However, after taking it to several jewelry stores and then eventually an appraiser, we found that the necklace was genuine.
Here's what the appraiser had to say about the necklace:
Ladies 9, gold, diamonds and enamel necklace
Metal content: 36.2 grams total weight
Setting technique: prong set and bead set
Manufacturing technique: fabricated
The necklace is a fabricated Georgian style necklace with 23 separate parts, each separated from the next by a single knuckle hinge Each link is a geometric style motif with approximately 214 diamond bead and prong set through the piece (Rose cut natural diamonds, 2.1-7mm, I1-I2, I-J, approx 5.0 cts total weight). On each piece is a blue enamel bar. The entire piece is 18 inches total length with a fabricated chain. Unmarked tested 9k. See photo for design details.
Estimated manufacture 1800 based on style and techniques of
manufacture and materials used. Estimated to be made in England.
I'd be very interested to know if anyone has seen a necklace like this. I've looked at hundreds of pictures of Georgian necklaces and can't find a single one that resembles this necklace.