Edwardian 14kt Gold & Diamond Fleur de Lys Pendant
In French fleur-de-lys means" lily flower". Decorative ornaments that resemble the fleur-de-lys have appeared in artwork from the earliest human civilizations. It has consistently been used as a royal emblem, though different cultures have interpreted it's meaning in varying ways.
This lovely Fleur-de-Lys pendant is from the Edwardian (ca 1880) era. It is 14 kt yellow gold and has 4 rose cut single diamonds bead set along the bottom. The fluted bail has 4 single cut diamonds bead set in platinum and the back of the bail is silver. It looks to me like the pendant was originally a watch pin and has been transformed into a pendant; the bail appears to have been added. A stunning piece, it is a great representation of the Edwardian era!
Measurements: The Fleur-de-Lys measures approximately 1 3/4" tall including the bail. The bail itself is approximately 3/16". The widest part of the Fleur-de-Lys measures approximately 1 1/8".
Condition: The overall condition of this piece is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the front of the gold and all of the stones are intact. Where the pin stem was removed from the back of the pendant, the high karat bloom was taken off in 2 small areas. Please refer to picture for detail.