A fabulous c1930s Arts and Crafts necklace by Sibyl Dunlop, London, both rare and tremendously beautiful. The three-pointed leaf design used here was also used on a pendant I owned, so it is not the first time I have seen that shape employed in a Dunlop design. This is just the most attractive necklace, of superb proportions and the finest Ceylon moonstones-all cut beautifully to Sibyl’s very high specifications.
It is an attractive foliate openwork design, which is embellished with those lovely blue Ceylon moonstones of different shapes and sizes. The large central part of this necklace accommodates two roughly triangular, domed moonstones in their bezel collars. To each side is an openwork three-pointed leaf panel, further up the chain on each side is a cluster of four domed, round moonstones with those typical silver balls interspersed between each. These clusters clearly represent the forget-me-not flower. The top section to each side incorporates an oval moonstone, along with another of the three-pointed leaves motifs. Twelve moonstones in all in the complete design. Each flashes blue very easily, as you would hope, especially against a dark background.
A single silver chain then leads up to the toggle fastener. There is a safety chain / extender chain attached to the necklace too, which offers extra security or a little extra length when worn-so very useful. The length of the decorated necklace section measures approx 11.5cm in length and the wearable length of the chain measures from 42 to 48cm (16.5 to 18.75 inches).
I shall send in a new gift box to keep her safe during transit (boxes in the images are for display only) and send by complimentary Special Delivery within the UK or else by courier internationally. Thank you.