19th Century Gold and Foiled Pink Topaz Necklace in Fine Jewellery Auction

Published 15th April 2013

This mid 19th Century gold and foiled pink topaz necklace (FS18/238) being offered in the fine jewellery auction is beautifully crafted with it's remarkable form of antique gold work called 'Canetilled' gold. This type of work was introduced in the second decade of the 19th Century and is light and luxurious to wear.

a mid 19th century gold and foiled pink topaz necklace (fs18/238)

A mid 19th Century gold and foiled pink topaz necklace (FS18/238)


Mounted with pink topaz, the contrast of the gold and the pink stones works well together and gives a rich and vibrant look to the necklace. Topaz is found in many colours, with pink the rarest. To improve the colour, pale pink topaz stones were 'pinked' by foiling them with a red foil.

This antique jewellery necklace is in very good condition, which adds to its value and desirability and hence it carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,800-£2,200. It goes under the hammer on Wednesday 24th April 2013 at the saleroom in Okehampton Street, Exeter, Devon.

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