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Rare Georgian Pinchbeck Necklace

Rare Georgian Pinchbeck Necklace


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Jewelry: Pre 1800: Item # 1349072

Please refer to our stock # SR4630 when inquiring.
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
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P.O. Box 4684
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
tel. 410-435-3738

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 $7,000.00 
Antique Pinchbeck necklace with a barrel clasp set with turquoise stones. Pinchbeck, an alloy of copper and zinc, was invented in the early 18th century by Christopher Pinchbeck. It has the appearance of gold and does not tarnish. These qualities were so good that goldsmiths of that day tried to prevent it from being used for jewelry. Lucky for us, they failed.