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Renaissance Revival Sapphire, Diamond, Enamel and Pearl Pendant

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90-1-10814

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Enchanting from top to bottom, this stunning mid-19th century pendant necklace features a pale steely-blue sapphire weighing approximately 3.80 carats. The entrancing gemstone centers a regal sunburst design adorned with multi-shaped old mine-cut diamonds, lustrous natural pearls, and striking cobalt blue and bright red enamel. A natural pearl drop dances below this 1 and 3/4 inch long and lovely antique jewel. Notice the lozenge shaped bail set with a diamond-like white topaz and tiny rose-cut diamonds. The (probably) original chain measure 16 inches. Fine and fabulous.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
2 Inch
Width:
1 Inch
Chain Length:
16 Inch
Gram Weight:
14.4 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Center Sapphire details
Cut/Shape:
Cushion Cut
Color:
Very Very Pale Greying Blue To Light Blue
Carat Weight:
3.80 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:
8.50 x 6.60 x 5.99 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

16 Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.70 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:
1.50-2.50 mm
Color:
I-J-K-L
Clarity:
SI-I1
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.70

1 Lozenge Cut Topaz

Carat Weight:
0.15 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.
Color:
Colorless
Measurements:
3.50-3.50 mm

5 Pearls

Shape:
Out Of Round, Pear Drop
Measurements:
3.90-7.70 mm
Color:
Light Cream
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
3.95

About Vintage Jewelry

Like fine wine, fine jewelry also has a “vintage”—the design period or era from which it hails. Victorian or Edwardian, Art Deco or Retro, each piece in our collection has its own special pedigree. But just because one era ended and another began, it doesn’t mean that creative jewelry makers simply forgot the lessons of the past! Many of the jewels in our cases refuse to conform to a single design period, either by striking out on their own or showing the transition from one era to the next. When such daring dazzlers are over one hundred years old, they’re generally grouped in the antique category. Anything younger than that, but still made before 1970, fits the vintage label. Every iconic era yields both singular and transitional pieces, like the ones we’ve assembled here. Follow the link at the end of each section for more about the aesthetics and history of the period.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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