Edwardian Platinum & 18kt 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.
A lovely Fleur-de-Lys pendant from the Edwardian (ca1910) era! This piece, which is made of platinum and 18kt yellow gold, depicts a large diamond encrusted fleur-de-lys. The stones are old European Cuts and vary in size. The diamonds have a total approximate weight of 1.10+ct tw and are bead set in the platinum topped 18kt gold setting. On the back of the pendant is a swing-down bail. It looks to me that the pendant may have originally been worn as a pin and has since been transformed into a pendant. A stunning piece, it would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The Fleur-de-Lys hangs approximately 1 1/2" tall, is 1 1/4" at the widest point and has a depth of 1/4".
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the gold or platinum and all of the diamonds are intact. The swing-down bail is secure and in good working condition.