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Late 19th Century French Ivy Leaves & Bows Festoon Necklace



IN THE VICTORIAN language of flowers, Ivy - a clinging vine - is the floral equivalent of a long, warm hug. Ivy's evergreen nature, thriving even in darkness, represents immortality and long life. This heavy necklace is stamped with French hallmarks. The swag elements are solid and substantial.


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), freshwater pearls

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - French hallmarks

  • Size

    15 1/2" length, 1 1/2" x 7/8" center swag, 1" x 3/4" side swags, 5/8" ivy drops

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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