Victorian diamond and natural pearl pendant, circa 1880


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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.


• 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 $19,250
• 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)
• Note the antique chain is not for sale but I have others available – please get in touch if you’d like information about them

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

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

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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