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Belle Epoch Peridot & Pearl Pendant / Brooch

£1,250.00

 

Peridot & Seed pearl pendant

Gorgeous Art Nouveau peridot & seed pearl pendant.
This Edwardian Belle Epoque pendant is so pretty.
It can be worn as a pendant or brooch and comes with matching antique 15ct gold rope link chain.
Handcrafted foliate design, set with two wonderful lime green peridots and pretty little seed pearls.

When worn as a brooch the bale can be removed. This elegant pearl pendant and chain dates to around 1910
This charming pendant looks stunning when worn.

  • The pendant is 1 14″ ( 3cm) across and the length including bale is 2″ ( 5cm)
  • It weighs 5.3 grams
  • The chain is 18″ long (46 cm )
  • It is marked 15 ct gold on the barrel clasp.
  • It weighs 5.5 grams
  • This elegant pendant and chain dates to around 1890
  • Pendant & chain in excellent condition
  • It comes in the presentation box illustrated.
  • our ref 17148

Description

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 very unique quality, which is, they can be worn by anyone, at any time, in any situation!

Factors affecting the price of pearls.

Pearl types, Lustre, thickness of nacre, colour, shape, size, surface quality, treatment status. The most expensive type of pearl is the natural pearl, these were the only type available until about 1900, when Miki Moto started to produce cultured pearls. Cultured pearls are from farmed oysters, whereas natural pearls come from “wild” oysters. Also we have sea water pearls from the oceans and fresh water pearls from the rivers and streams. Seed pearls were very small pearls used extensively in Victorian jewellery. Artificial pearls are made from many materials often coloured glass.

Pearls are traditionally the birth stone for June

Care of your Pearls.

Pearls are delicate and can easily be damaged, pearl is just 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. They should be wrapped in cloth or tissue so as not to be scratched by other hard objects or jewellery.

Also pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.

Additional information

gem

Pearl, Peridot

product-type

Victorian & Edwardian