Emerald silver necklace “Cleo”

$735

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Description

This exceptional necklace from the 60s in 925 silver is made up of a succession of brilliant-cut emeralds in an invisible setting forming a river of emeralds, the center of which ends in a point, for a most flattering effect around the neck. In a sublime garden green, the emeralds of this necklace total 12.65 carats. An exceptional and captivating piece, which closes with a clasp with a safety clip.
Length: 47,5cm
Weight: 25.45g
Silver hallmark
This unique piece had a previous life in France.

The story: Existing since about 3500 BC, the emerald mines of Egypt were discovered during the 19th century by the French explorer Frédéric Cailliaud. These emerald mines were soon named “Cleopatra’s Mines” because the last pharaoh of Egypt was a great lover of the green gem. With Caesar’s help in 47 BC, she had seized all the mines in the country. Over time, these mines were depleted and replaced by those of Colombia, whose gem beauty made it the world’s leading exporter.