Edwardian Beauty: Sapphire and Pearl Gold and Platinum Pendant

Sleek, color beauty defines this classic Edwardian piece. The cornflower blue of the sapphires, the soft lustrous white of the pearls, all set against rich yellow gold and strong silvery-white of the platinum, well, just...wow! A simple, circular pendant design is enlivened by the platinum olive wreaths weaving around the outside, with strong gold lines in the center, providing balance as well as an ideal place to attach these fine gemstones. Altogether a gorgeous proposition.

This particular color of sapphires from this time are often associated with the sapphires coming out of Montana at the time, but I cannot confirm or deny that.

Condition: Excellent vintage condition! Measures 1 7/16" with bale, without it is a 1 1/16" round. 14 kt gold (see pictures for mark on back), with platinum olive branch motif on top. Sapphires measure 2.5mm across and 1.5-1.7mm deep, giving the five sapphires an estimated weight of somewhere around a third of a carat. Four natural pearls (assumed natural due to age, appearance, and inspection) which each measure around 3.2mm. Made by Hagerstrom & Chapman Company of Newark, NJ, circa 1915. Chain is 14kt gold, 16 ½" long, and, although well suited, not original to the piece. Small amount of tarnish on some small spots on the gold.

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Item ID: 0063


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Blue/white, Size: 1" round

$1,375 USD

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