A wonderful and very rare set of Edwardian Easter egg pieces. These are heavy and substantial in their size and date c1900-1910. Easter eggs were popularised in the Victorian era with the fabulous designs of Fabergé. There began to appear a beautiful style of jewellery, which offered the same sort of “Easter egg” designs. Beautifully-shaped and polished egg halves of a particular gem stone were set together, usually with a faceted rock crystal central disc, as is shown in these lovely things.
It is very rare to find a matching set nowadays so I jumped for joy when finding these. Not only that, however, as they are also the most exceptional examples of the work I have come across thus far. The amethyst eggs are larger than usual, which means they are more interesting and more substantial in their weight. The stones have been cut and polished by hand and are full of features and inclusions. Gorgeous, in fact. The eggs in the lavalier are even larger than the earrings, which is well thought out…same design, just magnified a little more.
All of the stones are in excellent order, both the amethysts and the faceted rock crystal discs. The chains are original, and there has been a catch replacement on the necklace at some point in her past. I have left the fittings on the earrings but it may be you wish to change to simple hooks or similar.
The longest lavalier drop is approx 5.8cm and the length of the chain is approx 45cm (17.75 inches). The largest amethyst egg on the lavalier measures approx 2.1cm x 1.7cm. They are in stunning condition, vibrant and sparkling treasures.
I shall send in a new gift box (boxes in images are for demonstration only) by Tracked and Signed delivery in the UK and by courier internationally.