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Victorian Black Onyx Pendant/Locket with Turquoise and Pearls

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90-1-13559

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Striking and quite dramatic on its own, this glossy black onyx plaque pendant--evocative of an inverted tulip--is further enhanced by all manner of delightful details. A rose gold shield shape, with a warm patina and lavishly engraved with a foliate motif, is centered by a bright blue turquoise and two seed pearls, while a flowering vine dotted with turquoise and pearls embraces its lower half, and a couple of curlicues add a bit of ornament at the top. But wait, there's more. The reverse reveals a locket compartment designed to keep a special someone (or something) close to your heart. Utterly unique. Hand fabricated in 14K rose gold and silver (stone settings), circa 1885. New 18-inch chain is 14K gold.

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Rose Gold, Silver, 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
2 1/2 Inches
Width:
1 7/16 Inch
Height:
1/4 Inch
Chain Length:
18 Inches
Gram Weight:
28.9 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

4 Round Cabochon Cut Turquoises

Color:
Greenish Blue
Measurements:
1.70-2.70 mm

18 Seed Pearls

Shape:
Out Of Round
Measurements:
1.20-1.50 mm
Color:
White

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

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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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