Antique Victorian Persian Turquoise Necklace Earrings Set
A gorgeous antique set featuring Persian turquoise and rose cut diamond staged in silver. The Victorian set is consisted of a necklace and earrings.
The Victorian dangling earrings have floral design and are equipped with a hook closure. Rose cut diamonds add a subtle sparkle while the turquoise splashes an amazing color.
The Victorian necklace is comprised of six smaller turquoises with a large one hanging in the middle. All the stones have a lovely, clean baby blue color.
This antique set looks delicate and very feminine with the diamond “petals” creating a great icy effect. The workmanship of the set is outstanding. The curved elements are thoughtfully mixed with the bar parts. All the features of the necklace are connected skillfully, and it sits perfectly on a neck.
Persian turquoise, largest 5/8” x ¾” (2 x 1.7 cm), other from ½” x 3/8” (1.3 x 1 cm) to 3/8” x ¼” (1 x 0.8 cm)
Diamond rose cut
14 ½” x 1/8". Flower parts 5/8” x ¾”. Pendant part 2 7/8" x 1". Earrings 2” x ¾” (5 x 2 cm) with hook
Did you know that in 17th century wearing turquoise jewelry was a must for a well-dressed gentleman? The stone was popular to the point when all of the emeralds in the crown that Napoleon I gave Empress Marie Louise were replaced with Persian turquoise cabochons.
Today Persian turquoise is beloved by jewelry aficionados for its warm, calming color. It may vary from sky-blue to green. As to the dark veins, it depends on your preferences and a certain piece. Some jewelry collectors prefer turquoise with web pattern of matrix as it adds character to a piece.
The name “turquoise” came from the French pierre tourques that translates as a “Turkish stone.” The mineral was first transported to the west through Turkey from mines in the historical Khorasan province of Iran (Persia) and Afghanistan. Pre-Columbian Native Americans mined the stone throughout nowadays. In all these cultures turquoise was considered as a protective stone for warriors and symbolized the connection to the heaven.
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