Temptation Tuesday: Because We're All Fancy Sometimes

It’s a treat to find a piece of antique jewelry that is perfectly fitted into its original box. This late Victorian aquamarine and green beryl necklace rests on black velvet, made for the jewellery department of John Barker & Co. Ltd. Barker built a retail empire on Kensington High Street in London, southwest of Kensington Palace, over the last decades of the 19th century, with the jewellery department established in 1895.

Not one of the hand-cut beryl is quite like the next, and each of the dangles has delicate movement for sparkly, eye-catching effect. The stones were set in 15K gold, indicative of English manufacture. This collar of gems would set off any neck to lovely advantage.

Price available upon request.