A Demantoid Garnet, Seed Pearl 15 ct Rose gold pendant brooch, in a stunning starburst shape.
This pendant is a wonderful example of high Victorian jewelry, inspired by Halley's comet, and increasing prosperity of the populace due to industrialization.
The quality, historical importance, and age of this pendant, makes it a very collectible piece.
The central star has a round faceted dark green tourmaline at its center, and natural seed pearls, bead set in a circle and then descending size to its points.
The sections at the outer edge of the star are floral inspired, with round faceted demantoid garnets (8 in total), and two small natural seed pearls featured in each segment . The demantoid garnets are slightly different greens, which creates a lovely reflection of nature. They are also referred to as Uralian garnets.
The starburst can be worn as a brooch with a safety chain, or pendant, due to a hook at the rear of the plaque.
The workmanship and condition of this brooch/ pendant is excellent.
The pendant or brooch is 44 mm across (1 and 3/4 inch).
Weight of this piece is 9.8 grams
The price includes fully insured courier postage.