Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Glass is smooth and gleaming with no chips or surface wear, faceting is crisp and refractive.
* Tiny bit of darkening to the smaller stones at the top but its minimal and they still have lots of color and shimmer.
* Stones are all in place and look original.
* Clasp is secure and original - jump ring is a replacement.
Era Late Victorian / Edwardian
Length 19", with pendant dropping 1 1/4" below
Width 1 1/8"
Mark French silver and maker mark at the back of the pendant
Mark See photo
Weight 6 grams
Material Tests for sterling silver, glass
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Pink and green color palette is a special addition, with subtle shimmer from paste as well as marcasites.
* Tiny drop at the bottom dangles freely for delicate movement and sway when worn.
* Feminine and delicate looking as well as feeling when worn, with a refined quality to the construction.
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.