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  1. Ref 1471
    £1,250.00

    • Two strands of faceted emeralds interspersed with vintage 18 ct gold beads from India
    • gold on hardened resin from Afghanistan (6.7 mm)
    • faceted emeralds, (ranging from 6.5 mm down to 2.8 mm)
    • antique 14ct gold and emerald crescent moon set with emeralds (3 cm)
    • The Victorians were terribly romantic; the crescent moon represents spirituality. But it also is a glorification of the Feminine Moon Goddess, which is a hint at a new relationship. Emeralds signify hope and the God of love, Venus
    • 14 ct gold clasp
      length 52cm
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  2. Ref 1616

    Regular Price: £990.00

    Special Price £690.00

    • This stunning, simple necklace of graduated, faceted Columbian emeralds (from 9mm down to 2.5 mm) is heightened by the addition of a lozenge -shaped  pendant  of gold on silver and inlaid with tiny, rose –cut diamonds and emeralds. The striking, swirling design of the gold plays wonderfully against the sparkle of the diamonds and emeralds. The pendant is 1 ¼ inches long (3.5 cm), and ¾ of an inch wide (2 cm). 
    • The pendant has been crafted in Jaipur, India, where so much exquisite jewellery is created.  The two 18K gold, etched beads in the middle of the necklace are vintage, and also made in India in the traditional way of sheet gold on hardened resin.
    • The clasp is a 14K gold toggle clasp.  I prefer using toggle clasps because they are easy to use and quite secure.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 19 inches long or 48 cm. With a 1¼ inch pendant drop
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  3. Ref 1638
    £2,300.00

    Out of stock

    • Antique (circa 1860) Victorian 14 ct gold locket (3.5 cm x 3 cm x 11.7 mm) beautifully embossed with a star in the centre, encrusted by an emerald and seed pearls and at the top a cross with seed pearls
    • antique etched 18 ct gold from India is interspersed with one strand of faceted emeralds and the second strand of faceted emeralds
    • Vintage, (now rare) etched, 18 ct gold on hardened resin beads from Afghanistan
    • These Afghan beads (now rare) use ancient techniques. The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 BC, his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold. Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18 ct gold was used. But one of their techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly. This handiwork and the yellow gold colour give the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems. Sadly, these are now rare beads. Like all antiques, the supply can cease
    • 14 ct gold clasp
    • length 48cm with 5cm pendant drop
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  4. Ref 1747
    £700.00

    • This is indeed an antique Victorian 14K gold pendant, set with a soft coloured citrine.  It has been designed in the Rococo style, typical of the tastes of the Victorian in the mid to late 19th century.  The Rococo revival was favoured throughout the 19th century.
    • With its delicate swirls of gold, with an almost organic liveliness, the pendant encases a faceted pale citrine.  The pendant is 1 ¼ inches long (3 cm) and a ½ inch wide (1.5 cm), and a depth of 4.5 mm.
    • I wanted the necklace to reflect the delicacy of the pendant as well as the Victorian flavour , yet with a modern edge.  So I have used very pretty natural pink tourmaline briolettes (6 mm), interspersed them with carved citrine melons (7.4 mm) and then added the yellow gold of 18K beads,  (8mm) and (4.5 mm). These vintage, handmade beads are from India, made in the traditional, ancient  way of taking 18K sheet gold and shaping it over hardened resin.
    • I love using this gold because of its colour and the craftsmanship involved.
    • Tourmaline is the alternate birthstone for October. First discovered by the Dutch traders off the West Coast of Italy in the 17th century, yet the name tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese term “turmali” which was the name given to all coloured crystals on the island of Sri Lanka.  The gemstone comes in pink, red, green, blue and multicoloured.  It is not a single mineral but a group of minerals related in  the physical and chemical properties.  It is mined in Sri Lanka, Brazil and Africa.
    • The clasp is a 14K gold toggle clasp.  I prefer using toggle clasps because they are easy to use and quite secure.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 17 ½ inches long (44 cm) with a 1 ¼ inch pendant drop (3.5 cm)
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  5. Ref 1748
    £1,100.00

    • Antique Victorian Art Nouveau 15 ct gold pendant (3 cm) set with 1 ct peridot, 3 points rubies and seed pearls, circa 1890
    • antique 18 ct gold on resin beads from India
    • Vintage (now rare) handmade, 18 ct gold on hardened resin beads from Afghanistan (5.8 mm)
    • These Afghan beads (now rare) use ancient techniques. The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 BC, his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold. Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18 ct gold was used. But one of their techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly. This handiwork and the yellow gold colour give the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems. Sadly, these are now rare beads. Like all antiques, the supply can cease
    • faceted rough cut peridot (6 mm) interspersed with rubies (3.5 mm) and pearls
    • length 45cm with 4cm pendant drop
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  6. Ref 1749

    Regular Price: £1,600.00

    Special Price £1,300.00

    • This vintage oval shaped carnelian intaglio made in Afghanistan is set in a pendant of 18 ct gold. Their workmanship in both the gold and the intaglio is a delight. Carved into the carnelian is a horse which has been deeply etched to prance with its tail swirling in the air above it. The horse is an emblem of beauty, speed, nobility and freedom. Around the oval intaglio the gold has been etched and additionally made with a rope motif. On the reverse side, which one can wear alternatively to the intaglio, the gold has been embossed with a giraffe gently bending to graze in a leafy field. The pendant is 1¾ inches long by 1 inch wide and 13 mm deep.
    • The contrast of the deep carnelian (like the colour of burnt light molasses), to the green of emerald, makes a wonderful combination. The pendant hangs on a double strand of natural, faceted Columbian emeralds which are graduated in size from 7 mm down to 2.5 mm. I have chosen emeralds that are less intense than the stronger green emeralds because it makes a softer contrast to the pendant but still creates a dazzling punch.
    • Vintage 18 ct etched gold beads from Afghanistan are interspersed among the emeralds. The two at the centre and at the end of the necklace are 7.5 mm and the two further up the necklace are 6.3 mm.
    • The vintage gold handmade beads from Afghanistan have been made using their tradtional techniques. The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold. Like the Romans centuries later, a yellow 18 ct gold was used. One of the techniques used was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it. For me, this handiwork and the yellow gold colour gives the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems.
    • I have used a 14 ct gold toggle clasp. I prefer using toggle clasps because they are easy to use and quite secure.
    • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with its own colour coordinated silk brocaded pouch bag made by a Shanghai tailor.
    • The necklace is 19¾ inches long with a 1 inch pendant drop.
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  7. Ref 1750
    £1,100.00

    • Antique Victorian 9 ct gold cameo pendant of Bacchant, a priestess or female votary of Bacchus (4 cm x 3.5 cm)
    • 2 graduated, faceted strands of rare Tanzanite (3-8.4 mm). The mines in Tanzania no longer yield these gems, hence its rarity
    • Vintage (now rare) handmade, 18 ct gold on hardened resin beads from Afghanistan (7.5 mm and 6.3 mm)
    • These Afghan beads (now rare) use ancient techniques. The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 BC, his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold. Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18 ct gold was used. But one of their techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly. This handiwork and the yellow gold colour give the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems. Sadly, these are now rare beads. Like all antiques, the supply can cease
    • 14 ct gold clasp
    • length 47cm with 4.5cm pendant drop
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  8. Ref 1941
    £650.00

    • A faceted pink tourmaline set in a silver gilt mount on a pendant with rose cut diamonds, made in Jaipur (7 cm L x 2.5 cm W x 4 mm deep)
    • Necklace of faceted pink tourmaline briolettes (1 cm)
    • Followed by faceted pink garnets (3 mm)
    • Interspersed with 18 ct gold on hardened resin beads, crafted in Afghanistan (vary in size from 4.5 mm, 6.6 mm and 7.3 mm)
    • These Afghan beads (now rare) use ancient techniques. The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries. When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 BC, his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold. Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18 ct gold was used. But one of their techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly. This handiwork and the yellow gold colour give the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems. Sadly, these are now rare beads. Like all antiques, the supply can cease
    • Vermeil toggle clasp, both secure and easy to use; My silver name label is attached at clasp
    • Length 44 cm with 4 cm pendant drop
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  9. Ref 1947
    £900.00

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    • Antique, Victorian, Etruscan design, 18 ct Gold Pendant (22.5 mm across) circa 1870, inlaid with a garnet cabochon;
    • Triple strand necklace of faceted, natural pink cast garnets (4.4 mm);
    • Six vintage, (now rare) handmade and traditionally worked 18 ct gold beads (6.2 mm) from Afghanistan;
    • The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries; When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 B.C. his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold; Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18 ct gold was used; But one of their techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly; This handiwork and the yellow gold colour give the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems.
    • Vermeil end beads (4mm);
    • 14 ct gold toggle clasp;
    • Length 46 cm with a 22 mm pendant drop
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  10. Ref 1983
    £900.00

    Out of stock

    • Rough cut faceted peridot nuggets (18 mm x 6.7 mm deep);
    • Interspersed with vintage, handmade, traditional Afghan vermeil plaques, inlaid with carnelian cabochons (28 mm x 18 mm x 9 mm, including cabochons)
    • Vintage (now rare) handmade Afghan traditional 18 ct gold gadrooned, melon beads, made of gold on hardened resin (13.5 mm);
    • The Afghani have been crafting gold for centuries; When Alexander the Great came to Afghanistan in 330 BC, his people brought many skills, one of which was working in gold; Like the Romans, centuries later, a yellow, 18 ct gold was used; But one of the techniques was to take sheet gold and work it onto hardened resin and then decorate it accordingly; This handiwork and yellow gold colour give the necklace warmth and character and complements the gems.
    • 14 ct gold toggle clasp;
    • Length 42 cm.
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