Victorian Edwardian 10k Gold Buttercup Diamond Pearl Lavaliere Pendant
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Gold setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Diamond has no chips and minor surface wear, faceting is crisp and refractive.
* Pearl is in place and looks original.
* Bale is secure and original.
Era Late Victorian / Edwardian
Length 1 1/2" including bale
Width 1/2", diamond is 1mm
Mark No mark
Weight .9 grams
Material Tests for 10k gold, natural diamond and pearl
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Delicate and paper-thin setting epitomizes refined detail in a petite size.
* Geometric shape to the pendant contrasted with the diamond's floral buttercup setting is charming.
* Truly feather-light in your hand, this thin piece still has a dynamic silhouette when worn.
On Edwardian. The Edwardian period (also known as the Bell Epoch or beautiful era) from 1901 - 1910 was chiefly characterized by elegant, monochromatic designs in platinum, white gold, and silver, fitted with sparkling gemstones or glass. This was a time of affluence and progress for much of the world. As the Victorian era faded, traditionally-minded designers crafted pieces that felt as classic as Victorian jewelry but had a lighter feel and often ethereal look. Designs like the négligée necklace - asymmetrical and delicate - became popular.
On Period Pieces. "Period pieces" refer to those pieces that feel quintessentially of a certain era or movement. These pieces include the typical design elements associated with that period for a classic look. Period pieces are emblematic of culture and trends at the time.