Early Victorian Aquamarine Gold Pendant

The color matched her pale eyes, it wasn’t quite blue but it wasn’t quite green. Whatever it was, was enchanting. She didn’t wear it to attract attention, she just liked the way it shimmered in the moonlight. It reminded her of the beach, right before a storm, off the coast of the Pacific. It was the stillness, the lull, knowing something was going to happen, anticipating that calming scent of rain on the salty ocean sands.

This antique Victorian aquamarine and gold pendant was handcrafted around 1870, in England. There are seven oval light colored aquamarine stones set in 15 karat gold. The design is graceful and gold. It swirls as it creates flowers, dots, and beauty, all around this tiny masterpiece. The large center stone is 13.7 x 9 x 5 mm and is 3.07 carats! The six other stones are 3.7 x 4.5 x 2.3 mm and total 1.14 carats. This pendant is unmarked and has been acid tested. It weighs 5.4 grams and measures 36 x 25 x 7.7 mm.

The term, ‘aquamarine’, originates from Latin, and means, ‘water of the sea’. They were thought to quicken the intellect of the wearer and make him or her more amiable. I, for one, can’t argue with logic like that.

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Item ID:PTA22132VA

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