Antique Late Victorian Diamond and Ruby set Pig in Silver on Platinum Chain
This gorgeous quality and unusual antique pendant depicts a Pig crafted fully from Silver and is fully adorned (front and back) with Rose Cut Diamonds and Rubies for eyes. This Pig was hand crafted with such detail in the Late Victorian era with all the Diamonds in tact and in original state, a true quality antique piece. The Pig pendant is sitting on a 0.8mm Platinum trace chain.
|Condition: ||Very Good, slightest signs of wear due to age and use |
|Defects: ||None |
|Date / Period: ||Late Victorian |
|Weight: ||4.8g |
|Dimensions: ||Width; 30mm. Height: 11mm. Depth; 4.5mm. Wearable Length; 16" |
|Materials: ||Silver (pendant) Platinum (chain) |
|Stones: ||Diamonds, Rubies|
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: N117
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