Art Nouveau 14kt Enamel & Diamond 4-Leaf Clover Shamrock Pendant
Four leaf clovers are a unique clover variety in comparison to the commonly found three leaf species. Traditionally, they are believed to bring good luck to whomever finds them, particularly when they are found by chance. Each of the four leaves bears its own special meaning, representing faith, hope, love, and luck. Throughout the ages, the image of the four leaf clover has become a recurring motif in jewelry, dating back to as early as the Victorian era. Today, they are still collected as popular charms that serve as symbols for good luck.
A beautiful 4-leaf clover pendant from the Art Nouveau (ca1890) era! Crafted in 14kt gold, the pendant depicts a charming "lucky" shamrock, with realistic 3-dimensional detail. Vivid green enamel covers the surface, complete with hand painted details. The life-like petals curve and overlap each other naturally, and a gold stem protrudes from the center. Resting in the middle of the clover is a delicate prong-set diamond, adding a wonderful sparkle! The back of the piece reveals a hidden bail, perfect for hanging the piece from a favorite gold chain. When worn, it hangs stylishly at an angle. This gorgeous pendant would make a special addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The clover pendant measures 7/8" across, and is approximately 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or enamel work, and the diamond is intact. The bail on the back is securely attached.