The Grand Period of the Victorian Era began in 1861 with the death of Prince Albert, which caused Queen Victoria to wear mourning attire for decades to come. A key trend that impacted jewelry was Revivalism, a hugely popular movement during the Grand Period.
In necklaces, we often find medieval or roman-esque rose window details, such as the central terminal of this gorgeous, perhaps English snake chain'd dinner collar. Trends from the Renaissance were also copied to create necklaces using colored gemstones, and pearls- both beautifully advantaged in this stunning necklace.
I am certain she will find a new home expediently with her gorgeous tonality and fine coloring!
Materials and Features: pink tourmaline, pearls, 15k gold
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1870, English
Measurements: 15.75" length
Condition: Excellent condition.
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