Victorian turquoise and pearl necklace, circa. 1895
This beautiful Victorian necklace features a pair of entwined hearts, each made from a shaped cabochon turquoise surrounded by seed pearl borders.
The hearts suspend a further plain polished gold heart drop which moves independently. The hearts are joined to the chain by a pearl set branch on each side.
The chain is rope twist and secures with an engraved barrel clasp.
The necklace is unmarked but set in yellow gold and likely to be 9ct.
Necklace length: 15″ (37.5cm)
Weight: c. 5.2g
The entwined hearts motif was incredibly popular during the 19th century, representing lovers joined together by engagement or marriage. Often, and as in the case of this necklace, the entwined hearts are crowned to symbolise ‘sovereign’ love, i.e: love reigns and conquers above all.
This piece is in excellent condition but it is possible that the heart drop is slightly later.
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