This pin pendent has a lovely and stylish design to it's flower. A lot of Victorian pieces can be so static but this has wonderful curves and dimension. The 84 seed pearls contained within the petals all appear to be half pearls that are ball, pronged and glue mounted. The 6 pearls that are placed between the petals are full, round pearls that are prong mounted. The center of the flower contains a prong mounted .50 ct. brilliant cut round diamond. The main photo shows the pin / pendent on a chain, the chain is for display only, it's not for sale.
The gold is in excellent condition with no rips, dents, holes, nasty scratches, abrasions or repairs. The pin hinge, pin stick, clasp and fold down swivel bale are all original in smooth working order. The pin stick has a good point and is made with a limited opening movement (less then 45 degrees) probably due to it's attachment to a curved petal. The pearls are all there but it is impossible to tell if they are all the originals. With my eyes the seed pearls all look to be fairly well matched in color. With a 10 power loupe I can see some have a gray tone, a few have visible glue and some have an irregular surface to their nacre (outer surface of a pearl). The 6 larger pearls have a soft cream color and all appear to be original as I see no disruption to their prongs. The brilliant cut diamond is a replacement as it is not the correct cut for the time period as well as having definite disruption to two possibly three prongs. It has a nice color and brightness.
The pin - pendent has a 14K mark on it's clasp as well as the backside of a petal. The B.G. makers mark is also on a petal. The 1 1/2" diameter measurement is from the point of a flower petal to another flower petal's point.
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