Antique Tourmaline and Pearl Necklace. The curvaceous open design of this sweet and petite early-twentieth century pendant is studded with tiny seed pearls and features a slender green tourmaline baguette and a freshwater pearl dangle. 1 7/16 inches, the new chain measures 16 inches.
Amethyst and Seed Pearl Necklace. Delicate and elegant describe this articulated 14k yellow gold Arts and Crafts pendant, circa 1900, featuring pastel lilac tone amethysts accented with small luminescent seed pearls. The pendant measures 1 5/8 inch in length and 1/4 inch in width. Suspended from a 16 inch open link chain, a perfect balance for this unique jewel.
Classic renaissance beauty. Amulet, England, ca. 1540-1560. This pendant of enameled gold, garnet, peridot, and sapphire has a open-backed setting to allow the stones direct contact with the wearer’s skin—for very good reason. The alleged healing properties of these specifically-chosen stones and the inscription in the setting were thought to protect the wearer from epilepsy. Source: Victoria and Albert Museum