Edwardian Peridot and Seed Pearl Garland Necklace
Antique peridot pearl necklace
Stunning antique peridot pearl necklace and seed pearl garland pendant
This Edwardian necklace is set with a gorgeous lime green peridot and wonderful creamy white seed pearls
Hand crafted in 15 carat gold it is so beautifully designed
Set to the centre a round peridot that is surround by fabulous foliate detail decorated with seed pearls
This is suspended from a split trace link chain gathered by a further leaf design
The design is completed by a pretty little pearl suspended from the bottom
It fastens with a tradition barrel clasp
This charming necklace sits so beautifully on the neck
- Length of chain 42cm (16″)
- Length of bottom drop 6cm (2 1/2″)
- Central peridot 6.2mm
- Bottom pearl 4.8mm x 4.5mm
- Weight 10.5 grams
- Barrel clasp marked 15ct gold
- It dates to around 1910
- It is in excellent original condition
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref : 232
PERIDOT GEMSTONE INFORMATION
The beautiful peridot in this antique necklace gold pendant is the birthstone for August and the gem for the 16th anniversary. It can also be given as an alternative choice for the 1st anniversary. As the gem of the sun, Peridot is a perfect birthstone choice for the summer month of August with its bright natural greens and golden flashes of brilliance. Peridot is the only famous member of the Olivine mineral family.
Peridot and Olivine are essentially the same mineral, with the word Peridot only being applied to gem quality specimens. Non-gem quality Olivine is actually relatively common in the Earth’s crust, but the magical golden glowing green with sufficient clarity and sparkle to be set into jewellery is much, much rarer.
Peridot is a sophisticated gem that has rightfully regained its position as one of the most popular gemstones around the world in recent years.
Today, the stone is cherished by people more for its beauty than its perceived powers (see history section, above), but the history of this stone still remains a significant part of its mystery and is a fascination for many who wear it.
Care of peridot is soap, warm water and a soft brush.