This is one of the best antique jewelry pieces of true rarity to cross my desk in many a year. Totally hand made French solid 18k gold necklace with 7 extra extra fine hand done needlepoint flower sections in hand made gold frames. 4 strand of hand made chain connect each section. The catch has enamel trim and is lettered Amitie (for friendship) . Hundreds of hours went onto the construction of this piece. Circa 1780-1840. Excellent condition, no repairs or defects. A crystal covers each needlepoint. Slight aging to the material of course. True one of a kind antique necklace. 7 oval hand made needlepoint pieces. (1) 17 x 14mm. (2) 14 x 12mm. (2) 12 x 10mm. (2) 10 x 8mm. Blue enamel. Stamped: Amitie. Tested: 18k. 41.0 grams. Length: 19 3/8 inches.
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