Edwardian Gold & Seed Pearl Lavalière Necklace
ELEGANCE IN DESIGN
There are alot of stories around about where Lavalière necklaces came from. One such story is that it is believed to have been named after the Duchess Louise de La Vallière, the mistress of French King Louis XIV in the mid 17th Century. Although, this type of necklace was most popular during the Edwardian and Art Deco periods. This particular one's style and design is a bridge between both eras. it has the simplicity and elegance of the Edwardian era, but the geometric shape and colours of the Art Deco.
This necklace is constructed in 9ct yellow gold with vibrant amethyst glass stones in millegrain settings accented with 4 little seed pearls. It retains its original tiny bolt clasp strung onto a gold trace chain.
HOW TO WEAR:
It is quite a delicate necklace so would be best worn alone and stored away from other chains to avoid them getting tangled. One must take care not to immerse the pearls in water as they may risk losing their delicate coating. For this reason, it is best to cleaned and polished with a soft wet cloth.
Excellent antique condition. Very rare to find with the original chain and clasp still in working order.
Era: Edwardian ca 1910-1915
37cm long chain, total pendant drop length of 42mm
Pendant width of 12mm
Stem of pendant stamped 9ct gold.
9ct yellow gold, glass stones, seed pearls