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Necklet (1)

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This necklace would have fitted closely around the neck like a choker. Very sophisticated imitation jewellery was made in Europe in the 18th century, and it was sold by many of the leading jewellers. Before Australian opals became accessible, the opal was a rare stone. Here its shimmering beauty was achieved by setting a pink foil beneath a milky blue glass.

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  • Title: Necklet (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1755/1764
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 31 cm, Width: 9 cm with pendant, Depth: 0.74 cm
  • Provenance: Given by Dame Joan Evans
  • Medium: Opaline and colourless pastes set in silver openwork

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