A Pink Tourmaline Brooch and Necklace Set, BY MRS PHILIP NEWMAN

A Pink Tourmaline Brooch and Necklace Set, BY MRS PHILIP NEWMAN

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This Edwardian Tourmaline necklace, consisting of thirteen oval cut pink tourmalines (in total approx 20 carat) varying in size. The fine elongated bar sections suspend the tourmalines from a delicate oval chain link. The necklace is accompanied by a bar brooch set with three oval cut tourmalines circa 1905, England. Box embossed with ‘Mrs Newman Goldsmiths and Court Jewellers’.

Notes:Charlotte Newman (1840-1927), or Mrs Philip Newman, as she is more generally known, was a pupil and later assistant of John Brogden (fl. 1842-1884). She specialised in jewellery of the "archaeological" or neo-Renaissance style, working in gold and enamel. She exhibited with Brogden in Paris in 1867 and in 1878 when he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur. She obtained the unique distinction of being given a médaille d'honeur as a collaborator. After Brogden's death in 1884, she established her own business retaining many of the craftsmen who had been working for John Brogden. Her business card read "Mrs Newman, Goldsmith and Court Jeweller, 10 Savile Row, London". The distinguishing feature of her jewellery was that she very rarely produced two pieces alike.

  • Approximately 20 carat Tourmaline, estimated in mount
  • Dimensions: length of necklace and chain 230mm
  • Stone is beautifully pave set
  • Weight 18.2grams
  • Stamped 18ct
  • Designer awarded the Legion d'Honeur

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