Exquisite and sublime , this antique pendant is made of 15 CT, ( unmarked acid tested ) yellow gold and set with thirteen natural moonstones , each with the requisite 'blue flash' the most prized quality this gemstone can possess.
Beautifully detailed and all original including the generously sized bale from which to hang on the ribbon or chain of your choice . ...... Of the mineral feldspar , moonstones rate 6 on the Moh's Scale , the definitive measure of a stones' hardness . Known for its opalescent beauty and mystical powers , moonstones have been favored and used in jewelry for centuries , dating back to the Ancients . ......
Comprised of different shaped stones, rounds, ovals and pear , all cabochon cut . All stones are bezel set in open-backed mountings with saw-tooth edging and decorative prongs. The oval moonstone at the top is trimmed in braided rope and the drop articulated below holds the wonderful long pear shaped stone.
This pendant dates from the last quarter of the 19th century , is English in origin and recently purchased in London. It is in excellent condition throughout .
As always delivered to you in a new velvet gift box ready to give or keep.
Origin ; England , Circa 1880
Marks ; None
Materials ; 15 CT Yellow Gold & Natural Moonstones
Size ; 2 & 7/8" Long , ...... 11.2 Grams
Scale ; Medium , ...... Please note sizes as items can appear larger or smaller in the pictures than in person.
Condition ; Excellent
DOMESTIC SHIPPING AND INSURANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THIS ITEM .