Today I am selling a lovely Art Nouveau 14k gold pendant. The narrow heart shaped center is lined with seed pearls at the curved tops and clustered at the base. Intersecting the heart is a horizontal crescent moon, also lined with two different sizes of seed pearls, and terminating in two pearls that flank an iridescent green and pink leaf which fills up the lower half of the heart. The pendant is completed with a small pearl set above the enamel leaf and a natural pearl drop dangling below the tip of the heart. The original bail is triangular at the front and studded with seed pearls. On the back it is stamped '14k' for 14 karat gold and an anchor symbol for the Krementz company.
CONDITION: Excellent for its age. All of the pearls are intact and uniform in color. A few have light nacre wear, but it can only be seen with a loupe. Very little enamel loss to the leaf, mostly along the edges. Almost no tarnish or wear to the 14 karat gold except for some light scratches on the back.
CIRCA: 1890s to 1900s
MEASUREMENTS: almost 1 3/8 inches long (including bail and pearl drop) and 7/8 of an inch at its widest; weighs 2.35 grams
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