Outstanding English Black Enamel, Pearl, and Sterling Rivière in 15k
The Victorian Era coincided with Queen Victoria’s reign, holding the throne of the United Kingdom from 1837 to 1901. During this era, the world saw major trends in fashion, art, and jewelry emerge from England.
Amazing jewelry creations were constructed using mother-of-pearl frames supporting incredibly intricate seed pearl flowers, leaves, and scrolls. Flowers were the most popular seed pearl design during this period.
a typical rivière setting features multiple gemstones (of the same species) of either the same size or gradually larger than the other, like in this special example.
This sterling rivière features graduated black enamel stones, all with seed pearl flower detailing in each stone. This rivière falls so delicately and beautifully on the neck, turning heads with any look.
Materials & Features: 15ct gold, black enamel, pearl, sterling silver
Age/Origin: Victorian, c.1860, English
Measurements: 60 grams, 16" length
Condition: Very good condition. One flower appears to have been rebuilt, likely in the 1890’s, all enamel is in excellent shape.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.