Ref 1638

Ref 1638
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Ref 1638

Availability: SOLD

  • 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