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Antique & Vintage Necklaces

Vintage BIRKS Peridot Seed Pearl Necklace Pendant

£1,390.00

Stunning vintage peridot and seed pearl necklace by Birks

This rare Edwardian necklace is by the famous Canadian jewellers Birks

Beautifully designed and hand crafted in 14 ct gold this fringe necklace is set with alternating peridots and seed pearls, with seed pearl swags below and suspending further seed pearl and oval peridots.

The assembler hangs from an integral trace link chain with spring clasp

The reverse is signed BIRKS 14ct. It dates to around 1910

This elegant pendant looks fabulous when worn

The necklace total length 38 mm (15″)
Front drop 2.5cm (1″)
Round peridot 5mm – 3mm
Oval peridot 5.5mm – 4mm long
Reverse stamped 14ct and signed BIRKS
It weighs 4.8 grams
The pendant and chain dates to around 1910
It is in excellent condition

This vintage BIRKS peridot necklace comes in the presentation box illustrated.

Our Ref 23265          For more information phone Paula on 07949058591

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Peridot – green chrysoberyl

In the past peridot was called olivine. It is often mis-identified as chrysolite, a yellow – green chrysoberyl. The finest peridot is a deep apple green colour and was first found on the Isle of St John in the Red Sea. Peridot has been used in jewellery at least since the Roman times. Most peridot available today is of Victorian extraction or later. In the 1700s peridot was used to decorate fob chain ornaments and objects of virtue. In the early and mid-Victorian times ladies wore complete parures, tiara, necklace, earrings, brooch, bracelets, and ring. At the end of the 19th century peridot found favour in 9ct and 15ct open work pendants, often in the presence of pearls.

Birks dates to the 16th century in England, where the Birks family were master silversmiths in Sheffield. The company moved to Canada in 1832. The Birks’ family roots lie deep in English craftsmanship, however it came to life when Henry Birks opened their first boutique in Montreal in 1879 from where it grew into a magnificent fine jewellery legacy.
Birks have won many prestigious awards over the years. In 1934, Birks received a Royal Warrant to supply British royalty. Today, members of the royal family continue to embrace Birks jewellery. Megan, Duchess of Sussex is a big lover of Birds and often wears Birks that is one of her favourite brands.

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    Stunning vintage peridot and seed pearl necklace by Birks

    This rare Edwardian necklace is by the famous Canadian jewellers Birks

    Beautifully designed and hand crafted in 14 ct gold this fringe necklace is set with alternating peridots and seed pearls, with seed pearl swags below and suspending further seed pearl and oval peridots.

    The assembler hangs from an integral trace link chain with spring clasp

    The reverse is signed BIRKS 14ct. It dates to around 1910

    This elegant pendant looks fabulous when worn

    The necklace total length 38 mm (15″)
    Front drop 2.5cm (1″)
    Round peridot 5mm – 3mm
    Oval peridot 5.5mm – 4mm long
    Reverse stamped 14ct and signed BIRKS
    It weighs 4.8 grams
    The pendant and chain dates to around 1910
    It is in excellent condition
    This vintage BIRKS peridot necklace comes in the presentation box illustrated.
    Our Ref 23265          For more information phone Paula on 07949058591

    Explore our Collection of antique necklaces

    Peridot – green chrysoberyl

    In the past peridot was called olivine. It is often mis-identified as chrysolite, a yellow – green chrysoberyl. The finest peridot is a deep apple green colour and was first found on the Isle of St John in the Red Sea. Peridot has been used in jewellery at least since the Roman times. Most peridot available today is of Victorian extraction or later. In the 1700s peridot was used to decorate fob chain ornaments and objects of virtue. In the early and mid-Victorian times ladies wore complete parures, tiara, necklace, earrings, brooch, bracelets, and ring. At the end of the 19th century peridot found favour in 9ct and 15ct open work pendants, often in the presence of pearls.

    Birks dates to the 16th century in England, where the Birks family were master silversmiths in Sheffield. The company moved to Canada in 1832. The Birks’ family roots lie deep in English craftsmanship, however it came to life when Henry Birks opened their first boutique in Montreal in 1879 from where it grew into a magnificent fine jewellery legacy.
    Birks have won many prestigious awards over the years. In 1934, Birks received a Royal Warrant to supply British royalty. Today, members of the royal family continue to embrace Birks jewellery. Megan, Duchess of Sussex is a big lover of Birds and often wears Birks that is one of her favourite brands.

    Additional information

    brand

    Birks

    product-type

    Designer necklace, Victorian & Edwardian