Antique Sterling Silver Victorian Banded Agate Necklace
A stunning and simplistic antique Victorian banded agate necklace, circa late 1890s. Rendered in sterling silver, the central pendant has an 18.5mm banded agate with a braid border suspended from a fine sterling silver chain. Swaying blow is a 40mm long pendulum banded agate drop with rich colors of brown and white bands. The necklace measures 18 inches long with the pendant and drop adding an additional 3 1/4 inches. Banded agate necklaces were so popular in Victorian England, that by around 1900, the mines that produced these stones were exhausted. Exquisite Victorian to Edwardian necklace as in style today as it was over 100 years ago.