The Piece London

Romantic Moonstone and Sapphire Festoon Necklace

£1,050 Sold out

Lovers of moonstone will find it hard not to fall for this deeply romantic moonstone and sapphire festoon necklace, dating to C1910.

Moonstone is revered for its unique optical quality: adularesence aka sheen or schiller. The most prized moonstones have a blue adularesence which is what these stones exibit - so blue as to border on purple. They are magnificent.

There is one small, natural, sapphire to the centre of the piece - we like to think its tiny size is testament to just how little the moonstones need a supporting act. The chain itself is a dainty fetter (or paperclip) link and a lovely detail.

We believe all parts to be original. Offered in very good condition with some minor dents to the long fetter links.

Note: the blue adularescence is easily seen in daylight and indoor light (as per videos) but is harder to capture in photographs.

Material: 9ct gold, moonstone, sapphire

Weight: 8.64g

Length: 16.5" long

Other dimensions: Moonstones are different sizes but symmetrically matched very well. Centre stone 13.3x11.8mm, round stones at top have diameter of 8.3mm (large) and 5.5 (small)