An antique necklace, still in its original heart shaped box, is one of the lots going under the hammer in a Dorset auction next month.
The necklace, dating to the Edwardian era, is in unmarked gold, although the auctioneer believes the gold is 15ct, with seed pearls and peridots in the art nouveau style.
“Charming is probably the best way to describe the necklace” Commented auctioneer Richard Bromell of Charterhouse Auctioneers. “However, just as important as being charming is the necklace is very wearable and still looks stunning today in the 21st century.”
At over 100 years old, the necklace has survived in remarkably good condition. This is probably due to it being cherished and put away in its accompanying heart-shaped box after being worn.
Inherited some time ago, the family who live in Somerset has decided it is not something they will wear and called upon Charterhouse to give them advice for selling at auction and a valuation. The auction house has given an estimation of £300 to £500.
The sale of silver, jewellery and watches takes place on May 16 and 17.