The long necklaces are chains or necklaces that can be worn in single, double or triple row. They measure between 60 cm and 90 cm and arrive at the birth of the chest. Some can even measure more than a meter! We call them sautoir in French. This length is ideal for the pendants of beautiful size, a little heavy, and highlight them. Did you know that the necklace is also called “opera necklace”?
French long necklace with enamel clasp and 14 karat (585) and 18 karat (750) rose gold. The 14 karat gold clasp is rectangular with two facets. The facets are decorated with enamels and motifs: one centred on a shield framed by two laurel leaves, the corners enamelled blue; the other decorated with a frieze of triangles enamelled blue, the corners enamelled white. The 18 karat gold sautoir chain is made of jaseron mesh. French regional jewellery from the mid-19th century, Normandy region.
Shell head hallmarks on the clasp, chain tested 18 karats.
Dimensions of clasp: 8 mm x 12 mm
Length of necklace: 70 cm