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Dating to c.1880, this outstanding Victorian pendant boasts genuine Baltic amber cabochons framed in glowing 14k yellow gold!
Measuring a perfectly-proportioned 2 1/2" long with the large gold bail x 1 1/2" wide, this luscious Victorian pendant features four hand-cut and polished Baltic amber cabochons framed front and back in 14k gold (unmarked but tested)! The top and bottom cabochons measure 22 mm x 14 mm each, and the two on the side measure 16 mm x 12.5 mm each. This amber is absolutely breathtaking; all of the cabochons are a fabulous shade of cognac, and all are intact. The cabochons are also beautifully-matched for color, and there is even an inclusion in one!
Collectors know how rare it is to find antique amber set in high-karat gold, and this jewel represents a rare survival! The amber cabochons are all individually framed in open-backed collets, with rubbed-over backs to protect these organic gems. The center of the pendant boasts a golden plaque and rays, all hand-engraved and textured to make this pendant even more special! This jewel is in 100% all-original condition, with no damage or losses. The surface of the amber has developed some age crazing, but the stones still retain a lovely, mellow polish after 135 years! JUST SUPERB!
Weighing in at 7.74 grams, this pendant lights up anything you choose to wear it with! It has not been cleaned, and the gold has built up a luscious "bloom" which only the passing of generations can impart. If you collect the finest in Baltic amber and gold jewelry, this Victorian beauty will make a highly-wearable addition to your collection! The large 14k bail allows it to be worn with any width chain; the possibilities are limited only to your imagination! This rare pendant would also make a stellar gift for any lady fond of the best in antique jewelry, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss this precious gold and amber stunner; up to45-day layaway is available, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: amber, gold, Size: 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
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SO RARE Large Victorian Baltic Amber/14k Pendant, c.1880!
$575 USD SOLD
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