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Aquamarine Necklace by Edward Everett Oakes

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The 85-carat aquamarine in this stunning Arts and Crafts-era necklace by jewelry designer Edward Everett Oakes boasts the vibrant blue color so desired in this exquisite jewel. The entire 18K yellow gold necklace, from the fancy-linked chain to the stunning openwork bezel, is crafted by hand in Oakes signature foliate "oak leaf" motif. The aquamarine is bezel-set and surrounded by a ring of intricate oak leaves and a total of 12 sparking Old European-cut white diamonds. This necklace is a rarity in Oakes oeuvre due to the large size and exceptional quality of the aquamarine. Housed in its original jewel case marked "Society of Arts and Crafts Detroit," this magnificent work of art was made especially for the organization's yearly exhibition. Important maker, superlative workmanship and exquisite condition make this necklace exemplary of Arts and Crafts jewelry design.

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