Victorian Sterling Gilt Turquoise Crescent Pendant Necklace 16"
A stunning and unusual turquoise crescent pendant necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in gilded sterling silver, the necklace features a gorgeous crescent moon pendant that hangs at the center of a lovely chain. The 3-dimensional crescent displays a unique twisted rope design, and is etched with a fine crisscross pattern across the surface, adding a wonderful textural appeal. Delicate turquoise cabochon stones adorn the front, exhibiting varying shades of sky blue, and light and dark green hues, providing a wonderful pop of color to the beautiful design. Attached at either side of the crescent is a 12kt gold-filled chain, featuring an alternating pattern of round and elongated links, which fastens with a spring ring clasp stamped "1/20 12K GF." This celestial piece is positively breathtaking in person, and would look wonderful worn day or night!
Measurements: The necklace measures 16" in total length. The crescent measures 1 1/8" wide and tall, and is slightly more than 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gilded sterling silver setting and all of the turquoise stones are intact. The gold-filled chain and spring ring clasp is secure and in good working condition.