We have similar Spanish items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item description by: Cait P.
Gram Weight: 68.9 Grams. 925 Sterling Silver with a 22k Yellow Gold Wash. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 1.75 mm diameter, semi-translucent red hue. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 30" and measures from 0.10" to 3.05 at its widest. Closure/Clasp Type: This necklace lacks a clasp and is meant to be worn over the head. Link Type: Curb link chain. Notable Features: This necklace was handmade during the Georgian era. 925 sterling silver with a 22k yellow gold wash, the necklace features beautiful rubies and foliate patterns. The design of the necklace suggests it was made in Spain or the Spanish Empire, as glamorous, high purity gold jewelry was very popular throughout the empire during this time, particularly pieces with colorful precious stones. Many of these stones would be mined from Spain's South American colonies and made into custom made jewelry, as can be seen in this necklace. The rubies are red and semi-translucent, allowing light to filter through their bodies and illuminate their hue while reflecting off their round cut facets with eye-catching sparkle and shimmer. To keep the stones secure, they rest in yellow gold bezel settings, the vibrancy of the gold a lovely compliment to the vibrant red of the rubies. The stones adorn the various pendants adorning the chains of the necklace. The chain and pendants of the necklace are made out of.
925 sterling silver with a 22k yellow gold wash, a popular technique during this time period to give jewelry the desired glamorous appearance of high purity gold while keeping the piece affordable. The necklace itself is made out of six strands of curb link chains attached to geometric-shaped pendants, which vary slightly in design. The face of each pendant features foliate, leaf-like designs which were cut out of the gold by hand. Lacking a clasp, the necklace is meant to be worn over the head and sits below the collarbone against the decolletage on most people. A classic example of Spanish jewelry from the Georgian era, this necklace would make a valuable addition to any antique jewelry collection.Don't miss your chance to preserve this piece of cultural history. There is a ruby missing from one of the links; however, this is not immediately noticeable and, if desired, your local jeweler can easily replace the stone. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Georgian era is known for its hand-crafted designs, which were heavily influenced by world exploration.
A few signatures of this era were high karat gold, cameos, chatelaine accessories, foil-backed stones, rivière necklaces, memento mori and mourning jewelry, and rose and mine cut diamonds. While the jewelry from this era began to see designs from all over the world, jewelry from abroad was still very expensive to acquire due to sea travel. Between age and difficulty of acquirement, pieces from the Georgian era are amazing and rare historical finds.
Rubies are one of the four precious gemstones and are prized for their pink to blood red colors. The most valued hue of ruby is called blood-red, or pigeon blood, for the bright, rich hue it exhibits. The color of a ruby comes from the element chromium.
Rubies have adorned royal and religious jewelry for centuries and were especially esteemed in Asian countries like China and India, where they were thought to bring good fortune. Rubies are graded by color, clarity, cut, and carat. Rubies are often also evaluated based on their geographic origin.The item "Antique Vintage Georgian Sterling Silver 22k Gold Wash Spanish Colonial Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, December 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.