This stunning pendent of Our Lady of the Assumption is in superb condition and lovely design. The pendent has an 18kt. yellow gold backside with a platinum top. The entire front of the pendent has accents of 1/2 ct. of rose cut diamonds, cultured pearls, tiny synthetic blue sapphires and a center applied figure of Mary in yellow gold.
Both precious metals are in excellent plus condition with no cracks, rips, dents, abrasions, scratches or repairs. All of the rims of the oval pendent are mil-grained even the one encircling Mary. The figure of Mary is nicely done with some light depth to her facial features as well as draping to her robes. If you look closely you can see on the right side a bird in flight at her feet. Each of the 20 rays extending from Mary have a ball mounted rose cut diamond as well as additional ball accents. On the outer border between each pearl there are another 14 rose cuts again ball mounted with additional ball accents and 1 more rose cut in the bale. The 14 pearls appear to be glue mounted and are each in a heart shaped opening with mil-grained rims. Giving the center of the pendent depth and focus to it's figure of Mary is that oval of approx. 49 tiny square cut faceted synthetic sapphires.
There are no purity marks for the precious metals. Rich has acid tested the yellow gold to be 18kt. To test the white metal he would have to do a rubbing which would likely cause damage and enable the yellow gold to show thru. With his 40 plus years experience he believes the white to be platinum. The actual oval of the pendent is 1 3/8" tall x 1" wide. With the bale and top pendent ring the pendent is 1 13/16" tall. The overall quality and condition are superb.
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