Antique Late Victorian Edwardian Sapphire and Diamond Drop Pendant on a 18ct White Gold Chain
This gorgeous necklace has been hand crafted in the Late Victorian era, with a beautiful blue 1.00ct Sapphire surround by 13 Old Cut Diamonds, with each Diamond having its own characteristics, all being cut differently, and sparkling from all angles. Above the cluster sits the drop adorned with old cut Diamonds graduating in size from larger next to the cluster to smaller leading to the chain. This lovely old pendant shows such quality and is crafted from 18ct Yellow Gold back and Silver front leading to an 18ct White Gold chain.
Cut: Round Cut
Carat: 1.00ct total
Cut: Old Cut
Carat: approximately 0.90ct total
|Condition: ||Very Good, slightest signs of wear due to age and use |
|Defects: ||None |
|Date / Period: ||Edwardian |
|Marks: ||750 on chain |
|Weight: ||4.0g |
|Dimensions: ||Height; 25mm. Width; 13mm. Wearable Length; 15inch |
|Materials: ||18ct Yellow Gold, Silver |
|Stones: ||Diamonds, Sapphire|
Victorian (1837 - 1901)
The Victorian era lasted the full reign of Queen Victoria which saw vast expansion of the British Empire. Over her 64 year reign we saw changes in socialism, industry, fashion and jewellery, and women became the primary jewel wearers. There are three sub-periods in this era, the first being the 'Romantic Period' which reflected the Queens love for her husband, and the adoration shown from her nation. Manufacturing developments meant that by the end of this period jewellery was no longer made solely by hand. Following this, the time frame named the 'Grand Period' emerged where there was a revival of ancient jewelry styles, this period also began with much death and war which increased the demand for mourning jewellery. By the 1880's diamond pieces were very popular due to their discovery in South Africa in 1867. The final years of Victoria's reign, the 'Aesthetic Period', jewellery became lighter and smaller as women became an integral part of the workforce. The fashion trendsetters at this time were actors and actresses as the entertainment industry boomed.
- Product Code: N84
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