This is an absolutely exquisite 1870's piece of jewelry. I believe that this piece is actually a single earring that at some point in time was converted into a pendent, after having lost it's mate.
Made of 15k (acid tested) yellow gold it features fine granulation and cut-out scroll work. The pendent measures 2" X 1". There is a vertical row of 17 round cabochon-cut turquoise measuring 1.30mm x 1.20mm securely channel set down the center and coming down from a wonderful wreath-like ornamentation, that has a pretty round cut 2.50mm, purplish red ruby prong set at the top of the wreath. Above is a 10mm round disk that the pendent hangs from. One approximately 3.00mm greenish-blue color turquoise is bezel set in the center of the disk.
My pictures show this piece much better than I can describe it. The chain that it is hanging from is for display purposes only and not included with the pendent.
In wonderful Victorian condition, with great patina, this piece weighs 4 dwt. or 6.5gr. A wonderful Antique piece that definitely makes a statement.
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