Victorian Era "Write the Truth" Agate Intaglio Pendant Necklace
This fabulous necklace is a stylish compilation piece featuring a wonderful Victorian era (ca1880s) carved intaglio! Crafted with 14kt yellow and rose gold, the piece is comprised of a sentimental Victorian era carved intaglio which hangs from a modern rose gold chain. The pendant is oval in shape and set horizontally, with a section of chain attached at each side. Hand-carved into the surface of the rich golden agate seal is a quill pen being held by an elongated hand adorning a cuffed sleeve. The hand-inscribed word "TRUTH" curves along the outer edge, completing the "Write the Truth" or "I Write the Truth" motif. The intaglio adorns black paint in the carved ridges, allowing one to better recognize the beautiful message. The agate seal has been set within a modern gold framework basket setting, encircled by a gold bezel. The rose gold chain attaches at two loops at the sides of the pendant and fastens with a gold clasp at the back. When worn, the necklace drapes beautifully along the neckline. It would make a perfect addition to the fashion-forward woman's collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures 19" in total length. The intaglio pendant measures 3/4" wide, slightly less than 5/8" tall, and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold chain or intaglio pendant. The clasp fastens securely and the intaglio remains in good condition, without any noticeable chips or scratches.