This elegantly simple necklace alternates luminous white pearls with soft green gems worked from a type of quartz, one of several stones that were called emeralds in Byzantium.
Cyprus Treasure, found at Karavas, Cyprus, 1902; [ Amedeo Canessa, Paris (sold 1906)]; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (1906–1913)
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