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Early Victorian “Topaz” Paste Collar


This elegant rivière dates to the early years of the Victorian era. The rivière, an endless collar of gems fastened with a concealed clasp, was at the height of fashion in the from the Georgian period well into the 19th century. The necklace is composed of foiled topaz-hued paste stones in closed back crimped gold settings. A stunning and rare piece in very good antique condition.


  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), paste

  • Age

    c. 1840

  • Condition

    Very good - small mark on the backside of the center paste, probably where a loop was removed; safety chain was likely added later

  • Size

    15 3/4" length, 3 1/4" safety chain





please note:Terms of Sale

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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