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Antique & Vintage Necklaces

Victorian Pearl & Blue Enamel Crucifix Pendant

£1,250.00

Gorgeous 18ct carat gold pearl & blue enamel cross pendant

Hand crafted with twelve wonderful creamy white split pearls

They are collet & claw set in 18 carat yellow gold that shows them off beautifully

The 3 mm pearls are boarded with fabulous royal blue enamel to great effect

It is suspended from a gold loop loop set with another pearl with a slightly curved enamel boarder

It is 3.9 cm ( 1 1/2 “) long (including loop) and 1.9 cm ( 3/4” ) wide.

This is a high quality pendant that weighs 4.2grams

This pendant dates to the late Victorian / Edwardian period

This antique pendant is in exceptional original condition

It comes in the presentation box illustrated

This beautiful pendant looks so lovely when worn

our ref 1960

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

product-type

Victorian & Edwardian