SOLD: Victorian sterling silver collar with yellow and rose gold flowers, from about 1880


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This is one of the best late 19th century silver collars I’ve ever owned.

Embellished with yellow and rose gold, it has the plus of being exquisitely engraved on every flower.

There are tiny differences on each one, whether the shape of the bud, the engraved design on it or the background sprigs.

Each link has an unusual double-circle shape, with a gold overlay and scalloped edges.

The combining of different coloured precious metals in jewellery at the end of the 19th century was inspired by the work of Japanese craftsmen, which was being seen by Western jewellers for the first time in 200 years.

The darkened silver background refers back to Japan’s traditional alloy of gold and copper, known as shakudo.

This collar was almost certainly handcrafted in the US, as it is stamped “STANDARD”. The length is a generous 18 1/2 inches.

It looks lovely on its own, or pair it with a complementary locket.


• Handmade in sterling silver (stamped STANDARD) with yellow and rose gold overlay
• Approximately 18 1/2 inches (47cm) long, 1.2cm (just under 1/2 inch) wide
• Weight is 51.9 grams
• In excellent antique condition: there is some minor bruising of the links at the back only – it’s not visible from the front
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: the antique silver locket is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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