After picking up this beauty on Portobello Road, I ducked into Gail’s bakery for a ham and gruyere croissant, a guilty (and oh, so worth it) pleasure, and a cappuccino. The sun had hardly risen and my hangry level was leaning toward the extreme. I’d barely taken a bite before the barista complimented my necklace, and so did the couple behind me. I’d forgotten I was even wearing it, in my hunger I’d worn it right of the shop. What can I say? When you have good taste, you have good taste.
This antique Art Nouveau gold amethyst pendant was handcrafted in England, right around 1910. It showcases the whiplash lines and curves that are the staple of the Nouveau style. It is done in 9 karat gold with a rosy hue, and supports an oval amethyst and a river pearl drop and it is set with an additional two small, creamy pearls. The amethyst measures 9 x 7 x 4 mm and weighs approximately 1.34 carats. It bears the hallmark, “9ct” and it weighs 2.1 grams. The pendant measures 40 mm north to south including the bale and 24 mm across.
This alluring pendant will not disappoint. It’s striking and unforgettable with it’s Art Nouveau influence and clean curving lines.
Up until the 18th century, the Amethyst was considered to be amongst the cardinal gems, along side diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald. For a time it's wear was reserved only for royalty and the rich purple color has long been associated with nobility. This fantastic pendant boasts a rich purple stone with a deep velvety feel, it makes you understand why Royalty used to claim this most regal of stone all to itself!
Hand crafted in 9 karat gold with a 15 karat bale, this lovely pendant would have taken a skilled jeweler quite a while to make, the gorgeous scalloped frame and beautifully matched and set pearls are simply inspired. The pendant is set with 42 creamy half pearls with a pinkish undertone in the nacre. The amethyst is an oval faceted cut which measures 15.5 mm x 11 mm x 9 mm deep and weighs approximately 8.13 carats. Overall the pendant is 33 mm long including the bale, 21 mm wide at the widest point and 9 mm deep and weighs 4.3 grams. It is not hallmarked but has been carefully acid tested to verify content.
This is a fantastically regal pendant which would look equally wonderful on a chain or simple black cord and could be worn with anything from blue-jeans to ball-gowns!
It was all in a glance, the way she turned her head when she thought she heard her name across the room. Her blue eyes gazed around, searching. The silver abalone pendant around her neck reflected light from the bright chandelier, just for a moment, as she shifted. The abalone took on a life of its own, shimmering from the inside. She turned back to her conversation, as if nothing had happened.
This antique Art Nouveau silver and abalone pendant was handcrafted around 1910. It features a curving design with colorful abalone at the center with a natural pearl drop. This pendant measures 55.5 x 33.5 mm and it weighs 4.3 grams. It bears the hallmark, “Sterling” and the maker’s mark, “H.A.W.”
“What a fabulous pendant!” This is what anyone with observational skills will be telling you whenever you step out with this bauble around your neck!