Art Nouveau Chrysoprase Necklace

$2550.00 USD  Item: 1526

Green with envy is what everyone will be when they see you wearing this spectacular Art Nouveau necklace of gold and chrysoprase.
This apple green chalcedony is one of the more valuable quartz varieties and has been used for ornamental jewelry and coveted since ancient times when it was formed into cameos and intaglios by the Greeks and Romans. Ancient Egyptians also saw its value and used it as part of the decorations that adorned the pharaohs. Faberge created many works using this exceptional gemstone.
This beauty is constructed of three (3) oval cabouchon chrysoprase plaques bezel set into a lovely scrolled 14kt gold mount each finished with a seed pearl at the north and south positions and a simple double strand chain.

Condition: Excellent
Measurements: 16 1/4" in length
Gross Weight: 9.9 dwt (15.4 grams)
Circa: 1895-1915