An absolutely stunning pearl and diamond pendant necklace from the Late Victorian (ca1900) era! Crafted in 14k gold and platinum, this incredible piece is comprised of a gorgeous mixed metals pendant which hangs from a complimentary gold chain. The pendant features a pinkish-white south sea pearl which acts as the pouch of a purse, with six full cut diamonds bead set in platinum settings acting as the purse's frame and a striking blue sapphire in a milgrained gold bezel setting acting as its clasp. The beautiful South Sea pearl exhibits a gorgeous luster and wonderful shimmery white color in a baroque shape. Each stone catches the light beautifully with every turn, creating a gorgeous combination with the lustrous pearl. The pearl is riveted at the back of the pendant, which is marked "14k", and the centerpiece hangs from a simple gold oval jump ring. The pendant currently hangs on a delicate rope chain secured by a spring ring clasp, which is marked "565" It's a gorgeous and unique pendant that would make a fantastic addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pearl pendant necklace measures approximately 18 1/2" in total length. The pendant hangs about 7/8" long (including the bail) and measures approximately 1/2" wide and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum or gold settings or to the pearl, sapphire, or diamonds, all of which are securely set and free of chips or scratches. The bail, chain and clasp are all secure and in good working condition.