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Victorian Holbeinesque Enamel, Diamond, Ruby and Pearl Pendant
ABOUT THIS NECKLACE
Red and green are complementary colors and they are used with fanciful flair in this lively Victorian Holbeinesque jewel. Centered by a glimmering raspberry-red emerald-cut ruby and four bright cushion cut diamonds, the pendant is ringed with Burmese rubies and diamonds and embellished front and back with clovers, scrolls, and a floral motif in bright red and green enamel. Touches of deep, glossy cobalt blue enamel add a dash of dark contrast. The artful assemblage suspends from a gleaming 17-inch Belcher chain via an openwork clover-like bail, while a trio of luminous natural teardrop pearls dance below. Total diamond weight - 1.05 carats, total ruby weight - 1.40 carats. Hand fabricated in 18K gold, 9ct. English chain.