Victorian Sterling & 14kt Diamond & Ruby Crescent Pend
A gorgeous diamond and ruby crescent necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This exquisite crescent moon pendant adorns 48 sparkling old Rose Cut diamonds and 23 natural rubies which are set in a sterling silver topped 14kt yellow gold setting. The diamonds line the outer border of the crescent and frame the single curved line of vibrant, calibrated ruby stones. The fine wirework of the setting can be seen from the side of the crescent and 2 small rings rest at the top where the chain attaches. It is connected to a modern sterling chain that is stamped "925" and "ITALY" at the clasp. A real beauty, this stunning piece would look lovely worn alone or with other complimentary pendants!
Measurements: The crescent moon measures 1 3/8" tall, a little more than 1 3/8" at the widest point and has a depth of 1/4". The chain measures approximately 20" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the crescent necklace is excellent. There is some normal surface wear to the silver topped gold setting which is very minimal. All of the diamonds and rubies are intact and the clasp is secure and in good working condition.