Edwardian c1910 rare lapis 35 spectacle-set lapis lazuli stones riviere necklace in silver


A fabulous sleek and elegant Edwardian lapis lazuli 35 stone riviere necklace – a rare piece!

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A beautiful, elegant c1910 Edwardian era riviere necklace, set with no less than 35 oval individually spectacle-set stones. Each stone different to the next and last, all set by hand and the whole articulation and feel of this necklace is wonderful. It is so sinuous when worn and clings to each curve of your neck. The stones are all in fabulous condition with no damage and lots of interesting features. T

The stones are so delicately set, I adore turning each over and marvelling at how careful were those hands that made each stone’s setting. The amount of work is so evident. It is more usual to find amethyst or moonstone riviere necklaces  so this lapis lazuli example is a much more rare find.

The stones range from mid-blue to dark blue, with interesting natural details, including quite a number with those typical “gold” (actually pyrite) flashes. The stones on average measure approx 10mm x 8mm. The necklace is approx 40.5cm (16 inches) in length. In super order and ready to wear or else to gift to a lucky recipient.

I shall post in a new gift box to keep her safe. All boxes in the images are for display only and are not included. Complimentary tracked and signed is included.