This genuinely antique pendant is a breathtaking late Edwardian statement piece of jewellery. Cast in 9 carat gold and taking a cruciform shape it draws on elements of art nouveau and suffragette jewellery from the same period. It forms a regular cross with a domed profile, but the arms are rounded and delicately cut to give a floral appearance. Inside the main frame a more regular cross is formed using deep rich amethysts with flat top and faceted sides, while at the centre is a large cultured pearl.
Around the edge of the piece smaller seed pearls are set into the frame and four star points also set with tiny amethysts complete the look. Even the bail; has been given consideration, again using an amethyst as a highlight. The gold is textured allowing the light to catch the stones from all angles. There is a tiny hallmark on the piece which gives a date of 1913 and assayed in London.. The pendant comes with associated belcher chain. A stunning piece which stays just the right side of ostentatious.
This piece, despite being well over 100 years old is in magnificent condition. All stones intact and the settings secure, no damage to the gold and although small, with a loupe the hallmark is readable.
- 1.25 inches x 1.25 inches (3 cm x 3 cm) cruciform
- 0.25 inch (0.9 cm) bail
- 17 inch (42 cm) chain
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