Early Victorian Large 18kt & Sterling Diamond & Emerald Pendant
A truly exceptional emerald and diamond pendant from the Early Victorian (ca1850) era! Made of silver topped 18kt yellow gold, this well-preserved piece is absolutely gorgeous. The piece, which is particularly large in size, is encrusted with bezel and prong set old Rose Cut diamonds, which vary in size and color. A flower shaped design rests in the center of the piece, with sparkling diamonds representing the petals and leaf-inspired shapes surround the center, leading up to the diamond bail. Dangling from the bottom are three impressive emerald stones, each hanging from a decorative diamond topper. The emeralds have a vivid green color and are oval in shape, with the two outer cabochons framing the largest one in the center. A single diamond completes the two outer dangling strands and the middle emerald is finished with a single natural seed pearl below it. The back of the piece reveals a closed back in yellow gold and the wide bail is perfect for hanging from a heavy Victorian chain. The piece comes in the original custom made box, further adding to its historical appeal. A stunning and very special statement piece, it would make an wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 2 7/8" long and is 1 1/4" at its widest point. The largest emerald measures slightly more than 3/4" long, is 5/8" at its widest point and slightly less than 1/2" at its thickest point. The two smaller emeralds measure approximately 1/2" tall, 3/8" wide, and 3/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver topped gold setting, or to the pearl, diamond and emerald stones, all of which are intact. The bail is secure and in good working condition.