Georgian Natural Pearl & Diamond Silver-Topped Gold Pendant
This magnificent pendant was hand-fabricated during the Georgian Era (circa 1714 - 1837)!
Rose cut diamonds and natural pearls are set in silver-topped gold that has been pierced, cut, filed and polished by hand. Each bezel was cut specifically to accommodate its uniquely-shaped baroque pearl. The dangling pearl is set in four-prong baskets that was also completely hand-fabricated. The engraved details throughout the entire pendant were also...you guessed it...done by hand!
The pendant has three points of articulation, via handmade hinged rivets, allowing for movement.
The pendant is set with five (5) natural baroque pearls, several of which are twinned pearls. The pearls are natural, not cultured. They are white/silver, and display various colored overtones, such as green and rosé. When pearls display more than 1 color overtone, it is known as orient, which is highly desirable.
The piece is also set with a total of one hundred twenty (120) crudely cut and polished, antique rose cut diamonds. They total approximately 1 carat.
Overall measurements of the pendant are 3.5" x 2".
Gross weight of the pendant is 33.6 grams.
Metal: Silver-Topped Gold (Back Tests High Karat)
Vintage: Georgian Era (circa 1714 - 1837)
Size: 3.5" x 2"
Gross Weight: 33.6 grams (21.6 dwts)
Size: 9 x 8mm to 14 x 9mm
Shape: Baroque (Several Twinned Pearls)
Color: White / Silver
Overtones: Rosé and Green
Surface Quality: Clean to Lightly Blemished
Cut: Antique Rose Cut
Total Carat Weight: 1.00 carat (approximate)