A vintage smokey quartz featuring a tear drop cut in a gold plated setting. This pendant is fabulous in its simplicity. The huge teardrop has a dark, dark brown color with large facets to catch a bit of light. Is this a real gemstone? We are not sure but to us it does look quite genuine; not a rhinestone. Look at the smoke marks on the inside which gives us a clue.
The gold filled chain is marked NS on the clasp and is a delicate serpentine style. This goes nicely with the open gold frame around the stone. We did not find any other hallmarks on this. We would date to the 1970s for a time frame.
This beautiful pendant drops down 14 inches. The chain is 24 inches in total length. The pendant, including bale, measures 2 1/4 inches long. A truly stunning piece!