Victorian 18kt Onyx + Micro Mosaic Flying Insect Pendant
A fantastic micro mosaic insect pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This 18kt yellow gold piece is adorned with an exceptional micro mosaic design resting at the center of a carved onyx background. The raised image features tiny tiles of earthy colored glass that have been hand set to form an ornate flying insect motif. The lovely insect displays an incredible variety of colors, including various shades of gray, light and dark browns, rich black, and soft white hues. The insect rests on a bed of milky white mosaic tiles surrounded by a gorgeous smoothly polished and bevel-edged onyx border, allowing the colorful image to come to life. The pendant is held within a vibrant yellow gold bezel featuring an eye-catching beadwork design along the exterior. The open back exposes the onyx stone, and a large round bail rests at the top, perfect for hanging from your favorite chain. A wonderful and unique pendant from the Victorian era, this piece blend perfectly into modern day fashion!
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 1 1/2" long (including the bail at the top), and measures slightly more than 1" in diameter, and is about 1 3/8" wide and is about 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the yellow gold setting. All of the tiles on the mosaic design appear to be intact and secure. The onyx appears to be free of chips and scratches with some minor wear that commesurates with its age. The bail is secure and in good working order.