WHITE Estate Large 18kt Faceted Citrine Intaglio Pendant
The opposite of a cameo, an intaglio is created by carving below the surface of a stone, creating an image in relief when pressed into sealing wax.
This estate intaglio pendant is quite a gorgeous statement piece! The pendant has quite a substantial look and feel, framing a large citrine stone within an open 18kt gold bezel. The citrine has a rich golden yellow color and is beautifully faceted along the edges and back, giving the oval shape a prism-like effect. When worn, the light catches perfectly on the facets and passes through the center of the stone, creating quite a radiant effect. Carved into the surface of the stone is the intaglio image of a family crest, which includes a large shield, decorative crown, and a medieval knight at the top, brandishing a dagger. The pendant hangs from a large hinged bail that opens at a clip in the back, allowing it to accommodate a heavy link chain if desired. Stamped on the interior of the bezel frame is "750 WHITE." When worn, the pendant makes an impressive accessory and would compliment any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs 2" long (including the bail at the top). The oval citrine and surrounding bezel setting measures 1 1/2" tall, 1 1/8" wide, and about 1/2" thick. The piece has an overall pennyweight of 25.7 dwt (140 grams).
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold bezel frame or faceted citrine stone, which is free of any noticeable chips or surface scratches. The hinged clip bail fastens securely and is in good working condition.