Vintage Sterling Silver Blue & White Paste PendantVintage Sterling Silver Blue & White Paste PendantVintage Sterling Silver Blue & White Paste PendantVintage Sterling Silver Blue & White Paste PendantVintage Sterling Silver Blue & White Paste PendantVintage Sterling Silver Blue & White Paste Pendant

Item: Stunning Sterling Silver,

COMPOSITION: sterling silver.

GEMS: (1) Oval 9 x 7 = 1.86 carat.(12) 2.25 mm

CONDITION: Estate Item, Good.

WEIGHT: 1.8 Grams

MEASUREMENT: 7/8" length.

MARKS: 925.

SIZE: N/A

COMMENTS: Beautiful blue and white paste pendant. Estate vintage condition. In nice antique condition, please note that the pastes are not bright white like new diamonds, they have a definite Georgian type antique look appropriate for their great age. pastes, according to Antique Paste Jewellery by Malcolm David Samuel Lewis, is "glass which has been cut into gem-like forms". They were used extensively from the 1700s to the early 1900s and were a desired material in themselves, not a replacement for diamonds and gem stones. Invented by Georges Frederic Strass (1701-1773) in 1730, they could be set in silver, sterling or gold and could have been foiled or unfoiled (although 18th century paste was always foiled). Foiled pastes were usually seen in closed-backed settings where the foil provided added reflection and brilliance. Pastes could be much more readily cut and shaped than diamonds, making a close-fitting pave look achievable, and a variety of shaped and sized stones makes a paste piece more desirable.

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Item ID: paste sterling silver pendant


Vintage Sterling Silver Blue & White Paste Pendant

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: blue,silver, Size: 3/4"

Vintage Sterling Silver Blue & White Paste Pendant

$48 USD


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