Light and lacy...two adjectives that utterly describe this piece and the fashions of the Edwardian era. Ladies threw off the heavy Victorian costumes in favor of light, lacy confections that billowed loosely across the chest instead of binding tightly and more streamlined dresses gradually replaced the large bustles (and they even made advances to getting rid of the corset). With such new styles for the new century, new jewelry inevitably followed. Most popular, and most sought-after today are those pieces which mimic the light, lacy look of the dresses themselves. Platinum and white gold were the more common metals for this new style, making yellow gold pieces like this more rare. It's a lovely and refreshing piece made of 14kt yellow gold with two white sapphires to set it off. Designed in the fashion of a lacy bow, the ribbon-style part hanging below moves, dangling from side to side, a very desirable feature in these pieces.
Condition: Excellent. Little bit of tarnish/dirt where the dangle connects to the bow. Otherwise, I can't find any problems, the goldwork is lovely, the white sapphires in good condition and tightly set. Measures 1 ¾" long by almost ¾" at its widest. The top sapphire is a 3.5mm round and the bottom sapphire is a 2.5mm round. Tests to 14kt gold.
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