Necklaces date back to 3,000 B.C. in Egypt, where gold was fabricated into beautiful wide, heavy collars which were worn around the neck. The trend has continued for ages, with more delicate necklaces eventually replacing the heavy collars. In the Victorian era, women often wore their necklaces in multiples and necklaces were often enhanced with brooches. Popular necklace designs included rivieres, fringes, dog collars, sautoirs, lavalieres, chokers, and pendants. The Edwardian period translated platinum and diamonds into lacy necklaces while the Art Deco period favored geometric and boldly designed necklaces.
Our Antique Necklace Collection
Topazery's necklace collection contains antique necklaces representing every jewelry period and trend. We carry a stunning selection of necklaces enhanced with filigree, diamonds, pearls, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and other gemstones. Our antique and estate necklaces range in style from flashy and showy to delicate and feminine and everything in between. We carry the much sought-after antique Y-necklace. No matter her personal jewelry style, a Topazery necklace is sure to delight.
A stunning antique Victorian necklace features 51 Old European cut and old style full cut diamonds totaling 10.91 carats. The diamonds are set in a hand-wrought classic Riviera drop design mounting. The classic design, with graduated diamonds, lays fluidly on the neck, and glitters with every graceful turn of your head.
Details: Antique, Victorian. 14k Rose gold. Old European and Old Style full cut diamonds; 10.91 carats. Circa 1900.
Antique Pearl Necklace with Filigree Diamond Clasp
A rhombus-shaped navette secures this antique pearl necklace. The elegant pierced filigree clasp is accentuated with a pair of diamonds that are bezel set at the center. A collection of 96 Akoya pearls encircle the neck in creamy luster. This antique pearl necklace brings to mind the timeless beauty of Audrey Hepburn.
Details: Vintage. Circa 1930. Trademark S. 18k white gold. Full cut diamonds; 0.14 carats. Round Akoya pearls.
A diamond-accented navette clasp gives this classic antique pearl necklace something spectacular to talk about. Strung with round Akoya saltwater peals, this antique necklace secures with a platinum and 14k white gold navette-shaped clasp. Old European cut diamonds are arranged in a flirty bowtie down the center of the clasp.
Details: Platinum and 14k white gold. Old European cut diamonds; 0.51 carats. Akoya saltwater pearls. Antique, Circa 1930s
The pearls of life drip down the center of this arts and crafts antique pendant. A green-gold-accented evening primrose embellishes the bottom rungs of the 14k yellow gold ladder by which the pearls descend. An old European cut diamond pinpoints the flower's center. Additional pearls serpentine around the ladder, bringing the total pearl count to twenty-four. A textured wing-shaped pearl dangles from this antique necklace's hand-wrought display. A 14k yellow gold chain is included. Circa 1890.
Delicate flowers and natural pearls create an enchanting garden design in this Victorian antique necklace. A horseshoe array of bold floral blossoms is gathered into a swag bouquet that seductively drapes down the neckline. The long, dainty cable-link 18k yellow gold chain of this antique necklace is accented with smaller single flowers and five creamy natural spherical pearls. Circa 1900
Pearls and diamonds flirt with filigree in this antique pendant necklace. Crown loops and angular mazes enhance the delicate filigree. Three milgrain-trimmed rhomboids cascade down the center of the pendant. Each of these shapes is centered with a round single cut diamond. The total diamond weight of this antique necklace is 0.08 carats. A pair of round cream pearls separated the pendant from the chain. The 14k white gold chain of this necklace is done in a gucci style and secures with a spring ring clasp. Circa 1930 or later
Scarlett O'Hara might have adorned the gates of her beloved Tara with the same ornamental design that is found in this sterling silver filigree pendant. Inspired by the antique pattern on a Southern gate, this pendant combines a five-petal flower with interlocking curlicues in a sundial arrangement. An 18 inch sterling silver chain with lobster clasp is included. This is a new sterling silver filigree pendant necklace.
A trio of diamonds cascade down the neckline in this 1930s filigree antique pendant. A finely detailed 14k white gold base provides the shimmering backdrop for this antique pendant. Suspended below a pair of imitation glass bead pearls, this 1930s pendant boasts a trio of pagoda set diamonds. Ranging in color from E to F and in clarity from VVS1 to VVS2, these round single cut diamond accents total 0.07 carats. The14k white gold chain is included. Circa 1930
If Cupid's arrows were as romantic as this antique style Victorian filigree pendant, they'd never miss their mark. Constructed of silver-clad 14k yellow gold, this Victorian style pendant contains all the hallmarks of love. The pendant is accented with a collection of thirty old style diamonds with a total diamond weight of 0.52 carats. A 20 inch silver cable link chain with spring ring clasp is included. Remind her of your love with this romantic Victorian style pendant!
A diamond-studded clasp lends an unexpected splash of radiance to this classic double strand antique pearl necklace with diamond clasp. A total of 127 pearls are threaded between this antique necklace's two strands. One strand lying inside the other, this antique necklace secures at the nape with a diamond heart and teardrop set 14k white gold clasp. The 13 round full cut diamonds that accentuate the diamond clasp total 0.33 carats. A pair of matching pearl studs are part of your purchase. Circa 1950 or later.
This Art Nouveau antique pendant is nature-inspired with cat-o-nine tails and leaf fronds. A silvery white pearl dangles from this antique pendant, while six additional half seed gray pearls highlight the wispy cattails that emerge from the base. Constructed of 18k gold with a 14k gold bail and chain, yellow and green enameling lends a colorful touch to this antique pendant's leafy folds. Circa 1890.