Antique Victorian diamond and natural pearl pendant from about 1880

AU$12,000.00

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I’m a big admirer of the sort of high-quality, unfussy English workmanship on display in this 15-carat gold, natural pearl and diamond pendant. 

It’s from about 1880: the old mine cut diamonds are set in silver; the natural pearls are well-matched; and the bale is detachable. 

In addition, there’s a lightness of execution one doesn’t usually see in English pieces of this time. 

I’m extremely fussy about condition. I feel a duty to my clients about it, because it’s just so important when it comes to pieces holding their value and appreciating. 

The workmanship of this pendant – on show on its rear view – is particularly pleasing.

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• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold with a silver top setting 

• Large old mine cut diamond is estimated to be 0.30 carats, graded set as H/piqué 1

• 103 old mine cut diamonds of various sizes estimated to total 2.70 carats, graded set as G-K/VS-piqué

• Set with one round button pearl, three oval pearls and 16 half pearls – all are natural

• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $17,500

• Approximately 6.8cm tall (nearly 2 3/4 inches) including original bale, 3cm (nearly 1 1/4 inches) wide

• Weight is 9.8 grams

• In excellent antique condition

• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique boxes are not for sale – nor is the antique chain)

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description. 

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

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