Long neogothic Victorian necklace in yellow gold 18 karats. Long necklace composed of seventeen links openwork and decorated with beads of lapis lazuli. The links are decorated with fine stylized garlands in a neogothic style of the late 19th century. All rings are finely chiseled. The lapis lazuli beads are a beautiful blue “overseas”. Necklace that can be worn in double or triple turn, late 19th century, France
Rhinoceros and eagle head hallmarks, illegible goldsmith’s hallmark.
Total length : 128 cm (1,28 meter)
Condition : the clasp was added later to allow to wear the necklace in triple turn.
Weight: 61,40 gr
Gemological point: The lapis lazuli is a rock composed of lazurite, haüyne, nozean and sodalite, also called “ultramarine”. It often has natural inlays of golden pyrite, and whitish veins sometimes tinted blue to soften the contrast.