Today I am selling an exquisite Victorian pave turquoise ball pendant. The ball is completely covered in Persian turquoise cabochons that are larger around the middle and then become gradually smaller as they reach each end. The turquoise cabs fit perfectly in their silver prong settings. The cabochons are still mostly blue, with a few turner slightly green or darker. At the top is a 14k gold loop that can unscrew from the ball, and a thick gold filled oval jump ring as a bail, ready to hang from a chain. The gold is not hallmarked but the loop acid tests positive for 14 karat gold.
CONDITION: Excellent for its age. As stated in the description above, all of the turquoise cabs are intact and most are a uniform blue color. Two cabs have hairline cracks but are not in danger of falling out, and one or two are replacements with glue residue around the edges of the cabs. Minor tarnish to the 14k gold loop. Almost no tarnish to the gold filled jump ring.
CIRCA: Early Victorian era
MEASUREMENTS: a little over 9/16 of an inch in diameter; weighs 5.55 grams