A feminine aquamarine and pearl pendant dating back to the early 20th century - Edwardian era with a touch of Art Nouveau elegance! The pendant started it's life suspended from a rock crystal necklace, it has since been removed to transform into this simple, yet very chic pendant.
Pendant features a beautiful natural aquamarine gemstone. The aquamarine is a faceted tear-shape, it is a very subtle blue hue. It measures 13mm long x 7.40mm wide, approximate weight is 2.50 carats. The aquamarine is set into a 'scalloped' claw setting, it suspends from a gold rod attaching to a stylized wire forming scrolls. A sweet tulip-like figure graces the centre- which is further adorned with a seed pearl. Ring attaches to top.
The pendant is handcrafted in 9k gold and the colour is the wonderful warm rose with hint of yellow. There are some stamps along side of rod, possibly the Australian 'wheat bundle' and "9" and another difficult to decipher. . A gorgeous antique pendant which would easily suit with today's fashion! Perfect for bridal wear... 'something old, something blue, something borrowed'
ERA: Edwardian, early 20th century
MATERIAL: 9k gold, rose with yellow hint (tested)
STAMP: possibly the Australian 'wheat bundle' and "9", another difficult to decipher
GEMSTONE: one natural aquamarine; faceted tear-shape, very subtle blue hue, natural inclusions seen internally when viewed under magnification; 13mm long x 7.40mm wide, approximate weight is 2.50 carats. One 2mm seed pearl
WEIGHT: 1.82 grams
SIZE - just over 2" inches total length, inc jump ring
CONDITION: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides light, normal surface wear there is no apparent damage to the gold, setting or gemstone. A gorgeous antique piece!
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