Mid 19th Century Cut Steel Floral Necklace

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Mid 19th Century Cut Steel Floral Necklace
Mid 19th Century Cut Steel Floral Necklace
Mid 19th Century Cut Steel Floral Necklace
Mid 19th Century Cut Steel Floral Necklace

Victorian Era cut steel necklace in floral and foliage motifs. Center three-dimensional center daisy with laurel branch sections in descending size and a matching push button clasp. It is difficult for the camera to capture the dark sparkle this necklace gives. Circa 1850. English in Origin.

Measuring a generous 17.25".  

Cut steel is an unlikely but effective diamond imitation, with a dark sparkle like that of rose cut diamonds. It is said, materials for the earliest examples were obtained from discarded horseshoe nails. Each point of sparkle is a faceted stud of steel individually riveted to a metal base to form wonderful shapes. Pieces that survive today command a lot of attention, especially considering their humble beginnings. Fine cut-steel jewelry emits an ethereal glimmer when worn in low light, just as it was intended to been worn 160+ years ago by glimmering candles.

Mid 19th Century Cut Steel Floral Necklace
Mid 19th Century Cut Steel Floral Necklace
Mid 19th Century Cut Steel Floral Necklace
Mid 19th Century Cut Steel Floral Necklace

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