This beautiful 'fine' jewellery necklace has been created using a fusion of 5 different fancy and plain linked watch and vintage chain to set the stage for the stunning antique charms and curios.
The necklace fastens centrally to the front by way of an Albert swivel fastener. Close coupled to the centre ring is a very beautiful and detailed antique Victorian swallow piece; the swallow is embellished with turquoise and seed pearls, with a tiny cabochon garnet for an eye. The swallow is silver with a 15ct gold bale loop (the brooch pin would have originally been 15ct gold).
Keeping this pretty piece company are 2 chains drops. From the shorter chain drop hangs an antique guilloche enamelled heart the enamelling is turquoise and white in colour with a centre seed pearl. The back of the heart is gilt/brass with the word 'Fay' engraved on the back. Last but not least, the longest chain drop, which is a section of pretty antique French watch chain with intricate detail, including gold vermeil asscents. From this exquite chain hangs has a lovely chubby Albertina tassel with star detailing around its cap.
Along the length of the neck chain section I have inserted two 9mm jump rings, on of which has a vintage silver open heart trinket/charm with flower detail and tiny red crystal/paste stone. The adjacent ring has my 'makers tag'.
The whole ensamble is captivating - a classic updated forever heirloom jewellery piece - wear smugly!
Length of neck chain section: 17.5 inches (excluding central drop)
Swallow: 2.3cm x 1.8cm (excluding bale ring)
This is a quirky one-of-a-kind heirloom piece, bringing the wearer an item of jewellery as exclusive and individual as them. The perfect keepsake or gift to celebrate life's milestone occasions or just life!
Exquisite Victorian Turquoise, Pearl Swallow Watch Chain Charm Necklace
Be Gentle with Me...............
Please treat your vintage jewellery with the care and respect deserving of its age. Rub gently with a soft silver polishing cloth periodically to keep its vibrancy. Please do not bathe in your vintage jewellery. Avoid dropping on hard surfaces. Enjoy!