This early Victorian multicolored gemstone and paste necklace features an array of gems arranged in an esoteric color pattern. This style of jewelry featuring a riot of hues is called "harlequin" meaning multicolored. It takes its moniker from the character, Harlequin, in commedia dell'arte who wore a brightly colored and wildly patterned costume. The floral and scalloped shaped pendant features green pastes, citrines, sapphires, rubies and amethysts mounted in 10k gold with closed settings on a 15" 9k gold chain.
10k gold, pastes, garnets, citrines, sapphires, rubies, amethysts, 9k chain.
Very good - originally the pendant was probably part of a larger piece of jewelry.
2 1/8 x 7/8" pendant, 15" chain.
1837 — 1901
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