Onyx and Gold Victorian Pearl Floral Necklace

The Curio

A large necklace composed out of carved onyx, with a single tablet pendant, and repeating onyx stations, connected by yellow gold chain links. The pendant and each station are decorated with gold floral settings and a pearl, with the pendant bearing the most elaborate, with a raised figural flower, decorated with multiple pearls. The posterior face of the pendant houses a portrait miniature.

Materials and Features: Onyx, yellow gold, pearls

Age/Origin: c.1860s - 1870s, Victorian. The portrait on the posterior is dated to c.1910.

Marks: 14K [incised, C-ring closure]


Weight: 80.25 g

Dimensions: Necklace length is 22 inches; pendant is 1.75 x 1.25 x 0.25.


Overall very good, considering the age of the piece; there is some wear to the onyx pieces at various points. We encourage you to be careful with this piece to avoid hitting the onyx against any hard surfaces and potentially chipping it. The gold has a bright and sunny luster, with sturdy craftsmanship, and sturdily-set pearls. The portrait miniature on the posterior surface of the pendant has held up well, with a nice contrasted array of tones, clearly portraying the image of the individual.

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.

Onyx and Gold Victorian Pearl Floral Necklace

Sale price Price $4,995.00 Regular price