Wonderful hand crafted antique Victorian pink gold hard stone sardonyx cameo pendant necklace with splendid rose cut diamond and seed pearl detail. Shield shaped with great bead work with clam shaped open wire work accents at the top and bottom! Measures 1-3/4" x 3/4". The top portion of the pendant is hinged and the workmanship with multiple piece construction is fantastic. The rose cut diamonds are all mounted into raised buttercup settings and measure 2.5mm (the center) and 2mm (the sides) for a total carat weight of .10ct. The half seed pearls are natural, the top one measures 3mm and the bottom one measures 2mm, also in buttercup settings. Typical of the majority of authentic Victorian jewels (particularly hand crafted pieces such as this), the brooch is not gold hallmarked, but it has been carefully tested to guarantee 12K content and quality. Weighs 5.2 grams. Circa mid 1800's. In fabulous well babied condition, looks like it sat in a jewelry box it's whole life! The top bail looks as if it was added years later, but it is a quality job and has apx. an 1/8" opening to fit even a thick chain. We have added a 19" long 10k yellow gold chain.
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