Victorian 14kt Rock Quartz & Citrine Cherub Charm Pendant
Reverse carved crystal was a technique created by cutting pieces of rock quartz crystal into a convex form and then polishing it into a cabochon shape. An image is carved into the flat side of the crystal and then hand painted. From the front, the picture appears to be almost three dimensional. Many different images were used in reverse carved crystal jewelry and artwork but animals were some of the most common used.
A wonderful charm pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This beautiful piece is made of 14kt yellow gold and displays a wonderful image of a charming cherub holding onto a citrine stone. The picture is intricately detailed with wavy locks of hair and a background of roses and greenery. Set to the right of the angel is a reverse carved rock quartz crystal which has a painted flower at its center. The flower has a 3-dimensional look and lovely hues of pink, purple, and green. At the top is a small gold ring, which is perfect for attaching to a chain or to be worn as a bracelet charm. This lovely piece would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The charm hangs approximately 1" long, is slightly more than 5/8” at the widest point, and is less than 1/8” thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the charm is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and the citrine stone and rock quartz crystal are both intact.