Antique Victorian rock crystal quartz carved beetle pendant. This large, weighty, and altogether stunning pendant features a big dimensional beetle and three long, draped leaves carved in smoky quartz on a highly faceted, clear quartz base. The detailed work provides a beautiful, textural surface that grabs your attention. The metal is pale gold in color and tests as low carat gold.
Overall, the condition is very fine. The beetle is complete with no chips and no missing legs. The center leaf shows has a chipped edge but looks very good to the naked eye. The clear quartz base is brilliant and gorgeous.
The pendant measures 2" including the attached loop, or 2-1/4" with the bail, by 1-3/8" at widest. It's very thick, 5/8" in height, and it weighs 28.2g.