15ct Yellow Gold and Enamel Opening Chalet Charm with Pearl set Characters Inside
A lovely little antique charm has been crafted from 15ct Yellow Gold with faded 585 mark on the top of the base and was likely to have been made towards the end of the Edwardian era. This charm depicts a chalet decorated in Enamel that has been well worn over time due to the age. It opens to reveal a bed with two characters inside made from two small decorated Pearls, a quality antique charm with such character. It can be worn on a charm bracelet or as a pendant on a chain with a loop already attached.
|Condition: ||Good, slightest signs of wear due to age and use |
|Defects: ||Enamel wear consistent with age |
|Date / Period: ||1915 |
|Marks: ||585 (faded) |
|Weight: ||2.0g |
|Dimensions: ||Height(including bail); 10.5mm. Width; 10.5mm. Depth; 10.5mm. |
|Materials: ||15ct Yellow Gold|
Edwardian (1901 - 1915)
This era derives its name from the reign of an English King, Edward VII. This time period saw both economic and social development which led to increased social mobility in the English class system. In the final decade of the last century, machine-made jewelry which had once been seen as an innovation was rejected by most who were in favour of more handmade and artistic creations. The emergence of the use of platinum allowed for the delicate technique of millegrain to become popular, this is a process that involves impressing a knurling tool into a metal edge creating grooves and beads into the setting. Due to its strength, many platinum designs had a lace-like appearance that made Edwardian jewellery light, soft and delicate, and somewhat understated in comparison to previous eras. New diamond cutting techniques were encouraged giving rise to the Baguette and Marquise cuts.
- Product Code: C103
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