Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace
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Victorian Edwardian Sterling Silver Paste Marcasite Pendant Necklace

Regular price $235.00 $0.00 Unit price per

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



Collector Note
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.


BackStory
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.