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Gold pendant made into a brooch in Rococo Revival style of curved scrolls above and below the emerald-cut and prong-set peridot.
"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Vipont de Riviere Doane Merwin acquired a wide range of gems throughout her life. Vipont preferred late-Victorian and Edwardian jewelry, often altering pieces to create custom jewels. Among her most dramatic pieces are a peridot and gold necklace made from nineteenth-century earrings, a brooch, and a watch chain. Vipont kept a second brooch from the peridot set unaltered.
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),
Title Necklace Accession Number 1966.2330
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin