Antique pendants so often sit so elegantly on the neckline and quite often make the woman feel like a princess.
With the floral designs of the Victorian era to the organic styles of the Art Nouveau era, an antique pendant can make a dress look that so much more special.
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With elegant feminine flowing designs this Art Nouveau pendant was made in 9ct rose gold around 1895.
Set with 4 pieces of turquoise it is also set with two natural pearls that are each set into their own rose gold wire basket setting again with a very lovely flowing design.
From left to right at the widest part, the pendant measures 19mm across by 46mm from the bottom to the very top of the bail.
The rose gold looks so soft and warm against the skin and combined with the natural pearls and turquoise with the very elegant design all go to make this such a charming antique Art Nouveau pendant to wear and love anytime of the day or night.
Made in 18ct gold, this heart shaped pendant will look so charming around the neckline on a chain and is wonderfully enamelled in blue leading to the outer edge of white.
The enamel alone is just magnificent however it is of course highlighted by the sparkle of the diamond in the centre.
The heart measures 13.3mm from left to right by 14.6mm or 20.8mm from the bottom to the top of the bail where the chain passes through and is a very easy size and form to wear all the time, day or night.
On the back it is hand engraved with "June 16th 1895" which by the form of the heart and bright enamel means that this would have been likely to be given for a birthday or wedding day.
This late-Victorian era enamel heart pendant is so charming and so sweet as well as being incredibly beautiful and romantic all at the same time.
Circa: 1895 (Victorian)
From the design and style, to the gold and platinum to finishing it with its original box, this piece is truly spectacular.
Entirely hand made by Penligton and Batty in the early 1900's, it was masterfully made in 18ct gold and platinum.
A negligee pendant is one that was popular in the Edwardian through to the Art Deco era of having two drop pieces usually of different lengths that can be seen here.
Set in the pendant are three amethysts of incredible intensity and likely to have been mined in the Ural mountains of Russian where amethyst if this quality was found.
The centre amethyst measures 12.6 carats and the two others total 6.1 carats and all are matched perfectly for colour and clarity.
Surrounding the centre amethyst are a total of 20 European cut diamonds that graduate in size and total 0.40 carats and add such an elegant amount of sparkle without detracting from the amethysts and indeed the piece itself.
From the top of the centre amethyst to the lowest amethyst, this distance measures 6.1cm in length and to the shorter one 5cm in length and the centre amethyst measures 2.3cm across from one side with the diamonds to the other side.
Laid out from end to end the chain measures 45cm and is made in gold and platinum and then set with 4 natural pearls.
Antique jewellery boxes always have so much charm in themselves and this fitted box is certainly no exception.
The velvet lined box is stunning either open or closed and is signed "Watchmakers to the admiralty Penlington & Batty Diamond merchants Liverpool & Manchester"
This is truly a spectacular example of Edwardian jewellery at its finest and just shows the quality of craftsmanship that is often lost in many pieces of jewellery today.
Maker: Penlington & Batty