ITEM: Vintage Sputnik Pendant / Charm circa 1950's.
COMPOSITION: 18k Gold.
GEM: Sapphire, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Citrine, Topaz, Red Coral, Turquoise & Rhodochrosite.
CONDITION: Estate item, excellent.
WEIGHT: 10.5 Grams.
MARKS: 750, hallmark.
COMMENTS: A fine and large pendant or charm of 18K gold and multiple gemstone Sputnik, H Stern inspired. This classic modernist design features a golden dome studded with various colored gemstones of various cuts including round (faceted and cabochon), oval, and shield shaped. Each piece of Sputnik jewelry has a unique appearance depending upon the combination and arrangement of the gemstones. The design was created specifically to show off the range of colored gemstones from Sternâ Brazil mines, but it quickly came to be known as Sputnik because of its spiky resemblance to the Soviet satellite. This piece could be an H Stern original but the hallmark is not legible. Marked 750 on the bale with indisciperable makers hallmark.
Pictured as received from a local estate with undisturbed natural aged patina. Polishing is available by request at no additional cost. Also, see our other items and save with combined shipping. Please wait for a revised invoice before paying for multiple purchases.
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