OLD STORE STOCK! Art Deco 14K Gold & .40CT TW Diamond Lavaliere Pendant
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OLD STORE STOCK! What does this mean? Well, to a person who sells jewelry, it’s like finding a Holy Grail – store stock that was stored for so long that it was never offered to the public. This means, in some instances, that the original card, wrapping, packaging is present as well as the original sales price. I got lucky recently and came into such a collection of old store stock that listings beginning with this blurb have not seen the light of day in 50 – 60 – 70 years. First come, first served. May I offer now……
AGE: C.1930 or so - Art Deco Period
ITEM: If Downton Abbey makes it to the movie stage, then Lady Mary certainly would be wearing a lavaliere like this! Found with its original paper backing from the manufacturer, here's a delicate lavaliere aka pendant of yellow and white gold. Featuring 3 faceted diamonds of different size, the lavaliere is composed of 3 sections, the center section being a small bow with a touch of engraving. Original price? $54! In terms of a Deco era price - that was a LOT of money for the day!
CONDITION: Never sold - never worn, which means the piece is AS NEW! There is, however, a touch of tarnishing near soldering points - this can be cleaned with a light polish. Because the pendant was found in its original packaging means the item might never have made it to the display case in a jewelry shop. Then again, the piece IS from the estate of a jeweler who had closed his shop back in the 60s so maybe this was an item that never sold; in that case, he probably kept all his original packaging to help with his taxes!
METAL CONTENT: 14K Gold
HALLMARKS: 14K on the bale
SIZE: From top of bale to bottom measures 1-11/16"; width is 3/8"
DIAMONDS: Diamonds measure approximately (from top to bottom), 3mm (10 points), 2mm (5 points) and 4mm (25 points). Total gemstone weight of the pendant is therefore .40CT TW - a nice amount of diamond weight for a simple pendant from the 30s. Color is E-F (yes, THAT white) and grading is VSI1. Fabulously clean stones!
WEIGHT: 1.9 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Old store stock does not come along every day, and old pieces, such as this listing, might never be seen again. With the upcoming holidays, everyone will want jewelry in “original packaging” so don’t delay in grabbing this item sooner rather than later.
NOTE: No Chain - mine is for display purposes only.
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