Superb Diamond pendant dating to the late Victorian to very early Edwardian era circa 1900.
Crafted in and hallmarked for Austria - Vienna and modelled from 14ct gold with silver settings for the Diamonds and suspended form a gorgeous Platinum chain and clasp.
While the term Belle Epoque tends to be applied to pieces from France given the term is French for “Beautiful Age” it is a term that also embodies a look, feel and beauty of a piece of jewellery and it certainly applies to this incredible piece!
Featuring an array of antique cut Diamonds in garland style, set in silver as per the era, with a 14ct rose gold verso each of the approximately 1.00ct of diamond are all set in millegrain settings.
The central articulated drop Diamond swishes entrancingly with movement (weighs approx 0.22ct) as does the natural baroque Pearl suspended below two tiny Diamonds to the very bottom of the pendant.
The chain is Platinum and is beautifully crafted and the clasp has a little extra touch of perfection as the ‘pull back’ ball is daintily crafted from rose gold. The details of this piece are just sublime.
A true heirloom piece, one to be passed down through the family, we guarantee this one will not disappoint.
Approx 1.00ct TDW
From top Diamond to bottom of Pearl 5cm
Width at widest point 2.5cm
Neck Circumference 42cm
Assay marks - Fox head used between 1872-1922 for small gold items under 10 grams
‘A’ for Austria Vienna
Tested as 14ct - Platinum - Silver
Very good to excellent antique condition. Diamond show no chips or abrasions and are bright and lovely. Settings are secure. No repairs. No issues to note. Slight patina to silver and gold, we do NOT over clean antique pieces!