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Green Enamel Pendant Watch and Chain by Bigelow, Kennard & Co., Boston

SKU

70-1-314

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ABOUT THIS WATCH

Three golden fleur-de-lys, each set with rose-cut diamonds, glitter atop a deep, shimmering, vivid green guilloche enamel background on this exceptional pendant watch, complete with its original 20-inch-long matching chain. The chain has white enamel accents on the ends of the bar links and a decorative fleur-de-lys inspired bail. Rare American-made movement signed 'Bigelow, Kennard & Co.', couvet engraved "June 6, 1894 Sept 7 1896", adjusted, Swiss.

John Bigelow founded John Bigelow & Co. as a jewelry business in Boston, Massachusetts in 1830. He was joined by his brother Alanson a few years later, prompting the firm's name to change to Bigelow Bros. & Co. The company expanded its business from jewelry to high quality clocks and watches and altar silverware. The merchandise was privately manufactured and sold at their store in Boston. Martin Parry Kennard joined the firm in 1845, which prompted the company to change its name to Bigelow Bros. & Kennard. After 1863, the firm was named Bigelow, Kennard & Co. The store closed in 1971.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 inch
Width:
1 inch
Chain Length:
20 Inch
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

27 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.25 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
1.00-1.70 mm
Color:
J-K-L
Clarity:
SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.25

About Edwardian Jewelry

Edwardians took the dark beauty of Victorian jewelry and dyed it platinum blonde. Light and airy filigree, worked with intricate millegrain and detailed designs in that durable metal, was liberally set with the “white” stones—pearls and diamonds chief among them. The Victorians’ sense of whimsy and beloved yellow gold didn’t disappear completely, though, even as the Edwardian era made way for the further-streamlined Art Deco.

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