Victorian Vauxhall Glass Necklace
A stylish necklace that was made circa 1860-1890 when Rings made especially to mark the death of a loved one. Often called 'memento mori' rings. Rare examples survive intact and are highly collectable. jewellery was very much in fashion as Queen Victoria set the scene when Prince Albert died. It has been set with flat A faceted stone has small, flat-cut surfaces that make a sparkling effect on transparent stones. Facets act as both mirrors and windows. Reflecting light and channelling light into a stone where it refracts and re-emerges. pieces of Through the eighteenth century and on into the middle of the nineteenth, Vauxhall glass was a popular gem substitute. Intense hues of highly reflective purple, orange, red, green and blue were set into butterfly, snowflake and flower motifs on necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches and hair combs. Made in the Vauxhall Glassworks in London, this jewellery w... More in a festoon design. The back is painted black on a metal base.
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