Gorgeous antique peridot pendant brooch with seed pearl accents
Hand crafted in 9ct gold this Edwardian pendant is so pretty
Suspended to the center with a wonderful lime green peridot that is surrounded by leaves set with pretty little seed pearls.
The design is completed with a pear shaped peridot drop and bail set with further seed pearls
This charming pendant looks fabulous when worn
The pendant is 1.8″ ( 4.5cm) long including bale and 1.1″ ( 2.5cm) wide
Can also be worn as a brooch
Tear drop peridot 7mm, round peridot 4.5 mm
It is marked 9ct gold on the reverse
It weighs 3.5 grams
It dates to around 1910.
It is in excellent condition.
It comes in the presentation box illustrated.
Our Ref 2326
Pearls, amber and coral are precious gems produced by plants and animals. These gems are adored because they are so attractive and rare and have thus been worn as jewellery for thousands of years. The most highly prized and the most expensive of this group are the fabulous and amazing pearls, they have one unique quality, which is, they can be worn by anyone, at any time, in any situation!
In the past peridot was called olivine. It is often mis-identified as chrysolite, a yellow – green chrysoberyl. The finest peridot is a deep apple green colour and was first found on the Isle of St John in the Red Sea. Peridot has been used in jewellery at least since the Roman times. Most peridot available today is of Victorian extraction or later. In the 1700s peridot was used to decorate fob chain ornaments and objects of virtue. In the early and mid-Victorian times ladies wore complete parures, tiara, necklace, earrings, brooch, bracelets, and ring. At the end of the 19th century peridot found favour in 9ct and 15ct open work pendants, often in the presence of pearls.