Georgian Early 1800s Cut Steel Antique Long Beaded Necklace

This versatile and well preserved examples of cut steel jewellery dates from the early 1800s.  

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some of the beads and a little darker than others. However, they are all in very good condition and there is no rusting or oxidisation.  

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The Details...

This necklace is created from tiny, faceted cut steel beads. The necklace fastens with a bolt ring. It measures 240cm in length. 

A Short History...

From the 1700s through to the mid 1800s, cut steel was a highly popular material in jewellery manufacture. It sparkled like diamonds, but was less expensive. It catered for a middle class of jewel enthusiast being more costly than paste. Cut steel was a particularly coveted material in French society. When Napoleon's second Empress, Marie-Louise, commissioned sets made out of cut steel, she made it very fashionable indeed. 

Wear it With...

This necklaceis perfect for layering. Due to its length, it can be looped around the neck several times and worn with a variety of other antique chains. 

  • Colour Silver
  • Occasion Work, Smart Casual, Everyday
  • Trend Delicate and Demure