14K yellow gold stamped 585 for a European made piece. Consists of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Drop diamond is approximately 25 pts, well tested by dealer 18", intricate chain.
Purchased from antique dealer in 2013. European made - age unknown. Purchase price: $391.60
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It is a beautiful necklace. Such vintage jewellery are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The design and choice of precious stones for the necklace is very elegant and beautiful. However it is hard to determine the quality, colour and number of inclusions of the larger diamond based on a photo alone. The necklace itself is according to your description made of 18 kt gold.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online jewellery auction, where I believe the necklace has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the lovely necklace. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.