This necklace features gold and rose gold-filled links from several antique book chain necklaces, c. 1900, chrysoprase drops and handwoven, gold-filled chainmaille.
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Book chain necklaces featured links shaped like the bindings of books, and were very popular during the Victorian era. This necklace style re-emerged throughout the 20th century during various Victorian revival periods, particularly through the late 1930's - 40's. It is a design that continues to evolve and inspire even in the 21st century.
Chrysoprase is a beautiful, apple green colored gemstone variety of chalcedony. It's color is due to the presence of nickel in the mineral. Chrysoprase is listed as a birthstones for both a May and June. The word chrysoprase comes from the Greek “chrys,” meaning 'gold or yellow' and “prase,” meaning 'green'.