This pretty early 20th century Lavalier is shaped like a Lyre and completely covered in 1/2 pearls. There are also 2 round 1/2 drilled pearls, one set to either side and a classic baroque American River pearl set Pendant style hanging from the bottom.
This is a truly American piece of Jewelry, signed by Krementz, a prolific Newark New Jersey Jewelry manufacturer of the late 1800's and early 1900's, and set with American River Pearls. The majority of small pearls used in American Jewelry of this period came either from the Mississippi or Tennessee Rivers.
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Materials: 14k Yellow Gold, and American River Pearls.
Measurements: 30.8mm long including the pearl set bail and 13.6mm at its widest point. The chain measures 16" long.
Date: circa 1910 Marked for Krementz
Condition: Excellent, with light wear in keeping with its age