Antique Victorian 18 Karat Gold And Seed Pearls Crescent Moon PinAntique Victorian 18 Karat Gold And Seed Pearls Crescent Moon PinAntique Victorian 18 Karat Gold And Seed Pearls Crescent Moon Pin

This Victorian 18 karat yellow gold bar pin has so many wonderful details that make it a delight for the eyes! The central motif is the crescent moon and five point star. The moon has five faux seed pearls each surrounded by incised lines in a starburst pattern and the star has a small faux pearl as well. On either side of the moon and star there is a three petal clover or flower. Each petal has a small faux pearl with incised lines on each side to catch the light and there is a center faux pearl on each flower. A curved 18 karat gold wire serves as the stem and connects at the back to the twisted bar which reminds me of a twisted twig one might find in the woods.

There are fourteen faux seed pearls ranging from 1.6 mm to 2.3 mm. I must say the use of the faux pearls with a high karat gold seems a bit odd to me, but it is not that unusual for items from this period.

The pin is not marked, but it tested between 18 and 22 karat gold. It measures 5.3 cm long and 1 .5 cm high ( 2 1/8 inches x 5/8 inch) and weighs 4.5 grams.

The stick pin on the back is slightly bent, but the catch closes securely so it does not affect wearing the piece. Other than that it is in wonderful condition.

Item ID: 24-333


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: 18 karat yellow gold, Size: 4.5 grams

Antique Victorian 18 Karat Gold And Seed Pearls Crescent Moon Pin

$285 USD

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Jessie McDade
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