MARCUS & CO Edwardian Sapphire + Diamond Conversion Bar Pendant Necklace
Best known for their Art Nouveau jewelry and silver, Marcus & Co. is an American jewelry firm started by Herman Marcus and his son in 1892. Their designs were of very high quality craftsmanship and their work is among the best examples of American Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts jewelry.
A fabulous Edwardian (ca1910s) era sapphire and diamond conversion pendant designed by Marcus & Co.! Crafted in platinum, this lovely necklace features a stunning bar pendant, which displays a gorgeous alternating pattern of natural sapphires and brilliant old Mine Cut diamonds. The pendant was originally worn as a pin, and has since been converted to a pendant, now hanging beautifully along the neckline from a modern white gold chain. The old Mine Cut stones weigh approximately 1.50ctw combined, while the gorgeous rich blue sapphires collectively have a total approximate weight of 2.00ctw. The micro-prong set stones rest in an open back setting, their facets reflecting the light brilliantly with every turn. Both edges of the bar are embellished with a fine etched pattern, and stamped on the back is the signature "MARCUS" hallmark. Attached at either end is a delicate twisted rope chain necklace that fastens in the back with a lobster clasp stamped with a "14KT" gold purity mark, "ITALY," and "MILOR." This beautiful and unique pendant necklace merges seamlessly into modern day fashion, and would make a perfect everyday accessory!Measurements: The necklace measures 19.5" in total length. The bar pendant measures approximately 2 1/8" wide, a little less than 1/4" wide, and a little more than 1/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum or white gold setting. All of the diamonds and sapphires are secure and intact. The chain and clasp are secure and in excellent working condition.