The Edwardian Opal Lavalier Necklace

The Edwardian Opal Lavalier Necklace


An exquisite example of elegant Edwardian craftsmanship, this stunning 9ct Gold Lavalier Necklace holds two ethereal Opals at it's heart. 

The Lavaliere Necklace became a popular style at the turn of the 19th century; the double drop style was popularized by the Duchesse de la Vallière, a mistress of King Louis XIV of France. 

The detailing on the Opal Lavaliere Necklace is elegant and understated, allowing the opals to do the talking! Set into two bezel settings, with delicate millgrain detailing and a solid gold drop separating the two, the pendant is suspended from it's original chain complete with barrel clasp. 

The opals themselves are a beauty to behold; displaying a cornflower blue tone with intense flashes of hot pink, peach, vibrant green and violet. The top opal doublet is slightly more pink in certain lights, whilst the black opal leans more toward blue/green.

Item Details:
Era: 1900 - 1910
Opals: 12mm x 8mm (estimated 3.82ct total)
Pendant Drop Length: 4.8cm
Chain Length: 41.5cm

The Opal Lavaliere Necklace will arrive beautifully packaged in an Ivy Nixon box, ready for gift giving!

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