Victorian 18kt/Sterling Diamond Starburst Pendant 2.10ctw
This diamond starburst pendant from the Victorian era (ca1880) is a real beauty! The setting is made of 18kt gold and topped in sterling silver. The celestial design forms a gorgeous 10-point starburst, which is adorned with a diamond-encrusted surface! At the center is a Cushion Mine Cut diamond, weighing approximately .60ct with J color and SI1 clarity. Lining the rays of the star are 45 old Rose Cut diamonds, weighing about 1.50ctw combined. The result is a beautiful sparkling surface that contrasts dramatically within the antiqued setting. Delicate bead work at the tips of each ray completes the look perfectly. A hidden bail is attached to the back of the piece, allowing the pendant to hang seamlessly from a favorite chain. A spectacular Victorian era treasure, it looks simply breathtaking in person, and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The starburst has a 1 3/8” diameter, and is slightly convex, measuring about 1/2" at the deepest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and silver setting or hidden bail. All of the diamonds are intact and securely set. There is a natural patina on the surface of the setting that gives the piece a darkened antique look, which is typical for a Victorian era piece, and adds to the unique beauty and appearance of the design.