An Austro-Hungarian Etruscan Revival 18 karat gold necklace. The necklace is composed of 20 wire and bead-work embellished amphora. In Italy, goldsmiths had been reviving the Etruscan Archeological-style jewelry unearthed at Pompeii and the Greek jewelry found in the Museo Bourbonico since the early years of the 19th century. Along with the Italian Etruscan Revival jewelry, archeological revival jewelry was also made in Vienna in the in style presented in the discovered hoards unearthed in the Crimea, such as this necklace. Archeological jewelry is extensively discussed in Antique and 20th Century Jewellery by Vivienne Becker and Victorian Jewelry Design by Charlotte Gere.
An Italian Mid-20th Century 18 karat white gold necklace with diamonds. The necklace has 138 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 11.04 carats, G/H color and VS clarity. The necklace is designed as a series of three rows of diamond-set blossoms.
An Italian Late-20th Century 18 karat gold necklace with stylized ebony links by Gucci. The large-scale necklace features variously-proportioned ebony links connected with polished gold link sections. The pattern completes a circle around the neck before terminating in two free-hanging tassels of slightly varying links.
An Italian Mid-20th century 18 karat gold chain with 16 cylindrical and sphere-shaped red coral beads. The chain of this dynamic and highly wearable piece is intricately textured. Its tight links give the visual impression of great weight and great complexity, despite the chain being wearably light. The tightly-clustered chain with its intense patterning is beautifully offset by the clean, simple and brightly colored beads of coral in streamlined cylindrical and spherical shapes.
An Italian Late-20th Century 18 karat gold chain necklace with an ancient Roman silver coin by Bulgari. The coin is engraved engraved "Commodus Caesar 175-192 Denarius." The pendant is flanked by triumphal, classical decorative elements in gold and topped with 2 cabochon rubies. that have the approximate total weight of .40 carat. The chain itself is highly architectural in its own right, with sleek elongated links that have substantial literal and visual weight.
An Italian mid-20th century 18 karat gold chain with 16 cylindrical and sphere-shaped green chrysoprase beads. The chain of this dynamic and highly wearable piece is intricately textured. Its tight links give the visual impression of great weight and great complexity, despite the chain being wearably light. The tightly-clustered chain, with its intense patterning, is beautifully offset by the clean, simple and brightly colored beads of chrysoprase in streamlined cylindrical and spherical shapes.
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