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Victorian/Arts & Crafts Openwork Turquoise and Pearl Pendant

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90-1-11431

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

The vibrant blue of turquoise always adds a bright dash of color to any piece of jewelry--and it's been doing so for quite a long time. Turquoise is one of the world's most ancient gems, favored by Egyptian rulers and Chinese artisans of long ago. This artfully crafted curvilinear pendant is adorned at its center with turquoise cabochons and seed pearls, creating a lovely light and airy effect. A single dangling cabochon topped by tiny seed pearls adds the final pretty detail to this delightful Victorian jewel. Hand fabricated in 10K yellow gold. The chain measures 16 inches.

Details

Materials:
10 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
2 Inch
Width:
7/8 Inch
Height:
1/8 Inch
Gram Weight:
2.7 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

5 Cabochon Cut Turquoises

Color:
Freenish Blue To Blue
Measurements:
3.80-4.30 mm

3 Seed Pearls

Shape:
Half, Roundish
Measurements:
1.30-2.70 mm
Color:
Light Cream And White

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