Antique Austro-Hungarian Silver Drop Pendant

$ 750.00

This stunning pendant shimmers with light and air. During the 1800s, jewelry makers of the Austro-Hungarian region established a reputation for superior craftsmanship and beautiful design. Using seed pearls, semi-precious gems, and labor-intensive high-quality bright and bold paste gems, they specialized in the wildly popular Renaissance Revival style with pieces such as this marvelous silver pendant. Their pieces expressed richness of form, intricate detail, and experimental design. Here we see dragons, or perhaps birds, perched delicately on either side, arching their long, elegant necks over their silver wings.

This eye-catching Austro-Hungarian silver pendant was handcrafted around 1890. It features a double dragon (or bird) motif with five white pearls, including a larger creamy pearl which dangles from the base. It also features three glittering green beryls, along with five deep-red garnet gemstones. Measuring at 70 mm long, 34.8 mm wide, and 8.2 mm thick, it is surprisingly substantial for such a delicate looking piece!

Elegance and strength. Air and sea. Coolness of pearl, ferocity of garnets, and wisdom of emerald. That is the fierce, delicate beauty of this pendant. It is one of a kind, just like you!

I offer free layaway on most items purchased for full retail price, please inquire if you are interested in setting up a layaway. We ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.

I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!

ITEM ID: PTA24777VA

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