Antique Victorian Scottish Sterling Silver Malachite Leaf Necklace For Sale
Antique Victorian Scottish Sterling Silver Malachite Leaf Necklace
This sale is for a uniquely designed and charming, sterling and malachite necklace, that is Scottish made from the Victorian era.This necklace is not marked and tests positive for sterling silver. This piece measures 15" long, it is a bit wider than 5/8" wide at its widest point, and closes securely with what appears to be its original hook and loop clasp. This piece is unique for its detailed and striking design of realistic leaves that alternate between sterling and natural malachite stones. The malachite is in three separate panels inlaid into the leaf setting, the three stones all have different marbling and patterning, so the leaves have a lot of texture and visual interest. There are no panels missing, there are three stones with chips to the edges and corners of the stone (which you can see in some of the photos) and is noticeable only upon close inspection and not as the piece is worn. The surfaces of the malachite are quite smooth with a nice sheen and there are no irregularities to the silver leaves, no dents or dings, and the etched designs are still very crisp. There is one extra panel of malachite at the back of the necklace (two in a row) so most likely there was another left originally and the necklace was repaired. There are no other signs of solder or repair to the necklace and the piece has a bright patina that contrasts beautifully with the malachite and shows off all the detail in the leaves. Overall this is a uniquely designed and charming, sterling and malachite necklace, that is Scottish made from the Victorian era and is in Very good condition.There are many more beautiful pieces up for sale this month so please view my other items for the full selection.Shipping All jewelry is carefully wrapped and shipped in boxes to ensure that your vintage piece arrives safely. United States Packages are sent via USPS First Class mail for a flat fee of $2.85 which includes tracking and full insurance. Shipping charges are combined for multiple items purchased with no extra fees. Items shipped within California are subject to California state tax which is 8.75%. International Oxford Jewel ships world wide via USPS First Class mail for a flat fee of $4.00 except for items where the final sale value is over $150.00. Items over $150.00 are sent via USPS International Priority Mail for $27.00. The final sale value will be declared on the package and the shipment will be fully insured with a tracking number.
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