I always scour the markets of England for wonderful Edwardian pendants just like this one! Set with the most delectable rich purple round faceted amethyst gem and four contrasting creamy white pearls, this is wonderful example of a pendant with clean and simple lines and lovely classical styling!
Handcrafted in 15 karat gold, this pendant has had a newer 9 karat gold bale added to it at some point in its life. The amethyst measures 5 mm round and 3.4 mm deep and weighs about .4 carats, the four pearls measure 2.5 mm across. The overall dimensions on this pendant are 21 mm across and 28 mm long including the bale. The pendant weighs 2 grams.
Shaped like a stylized four-leaf clover, perhaps this pendant is just the lucky charm you've been looking for?
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The first piece of jewelry a man buys a woman has to be just right. Rule number one, don’t giver her a ring until it’s ‘the ring’, rule number two, you can never go wrong with a locket. Her grandmother wore one, her mother wore one, it conveys just what you feel, without a word, timeless. This one is just the right shape for love, add the beautifully shiny finish and natural pearl and you have a gift straight from the heart.
This Victorian era locket was handcrafted in England of 15 karat gold around 1880-90. The locket contains it’s two frames and is ready to hold photos of you and your sweetie. It measures 27.5 mm top to bottom and 18.8 mm across and is 7.4 mm thick. The locket is marked on the back with ’15ct’ for the gold content and a makers mark of ‘A.E.J’, it weighs 3.4 grams.
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The most famous flea market in Paris is the one at Porte de Clignancourt. I go to Les Puces (the fleas) every time I set foot in that old town, even if just for a stroll. Last time I found this antique 18 karat gold Virgin Mary pendant. It has the words 'Virgo Virginum" meaning 'Virgin of Virgins' around a right-sided profile of Mary with a halo. The backside has a capital 'M' resting on a cloud as if in heaven. Two beautiful lily flowers frame the profile of the Virgin Mary and form the heart-shaped pendant. I fell hard for the gorgeous Art Nouveau styling of this fantastic pendant!
This antique pendant was handcrafted around 1910, perhaps in France although it bears no marks. We've carefully acid tested it to verify that it is made of 18 karat gold. It measures one inch (25.4 mm) from N to S, 13/16" from E to W (20.6 mm), is 1.8 mm thick, and weighs 5 grams.
Your grandmother wore one. And so did her mother. Now it's your turn. This beautiful antique 18 karat gold locket was handcrafted in the Victorian era, most likely in England. Oval is the perfect shape for a locket because it is the shape of the faces you will store and cherish within. Gold and pearls are a complimentary material for a locket because both glow softly against your skin. On the front are three pearls point set into an ivy leaf shape. Often the sentiment behind this is 'I cling to thee', where you and your loved ones were intertwined and hard to separate.
Well then, I guess this is just the perfect locket. Ready and waiting to hold photos of your loved ones. Beautifully hand crafted and adorned, this lockets simplicity is not to be overlooked. It is in great condition, the back is soft and smooth to the touch, the flush mounted hinge is in good shape, it opens easily and closes securely with a nice little snap. Two frames are inside, currently there are clear plastic inserts. There are no markings but tests as 18 karat gold. English in style made right around 1880, this locket weighs 13.4 grams.
Dimension are 35.3 mm from N to S (not including the bale), 27.3 mm from E to W, and it is 5.5 mm thick.
Banking is a relatively new idea. Before the 19th century most people wore their wealth. The original idea of the chain, for example, was that you could pay for something by taking a link off of your chain, be it gold or silver. Precious metal has always equalled money, it was a good idea then and it remains a good idea today. Now, I wouldn't recommend paying for your Moët with a link off of this gorgeous French chain, but I suppose you could if you had to!
Honestly, everyone really needs to own one of these long gold chains. Preferable two or three, if you can swing it, but if you're limited to one, this one is a particularly good place to start. Intricate, glowing links with the feel of soft silk that only old gold seems to achieve. This chain is completely hand made of large fancy links with a round links between teardrop links framed with intermittent small plain links. Each link is individually hand soldered and the chain has a matching large round spring ring clasp which attaches to both ends and would originally have been used to hang a watch. The chain is 50 inches long and tests as 18 karat gold. This chain was likely made around 1900. The chain weighs 46.9 grams.
These chains are getting harder and harder to come by as many were broken up into several shorter lengths over time. It's always a treat when I find an original old long guard like this one!
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!