Here is a magnificent antique pendant of the finest quality that seamlessly converts to a brooch.
Dating from the late 1800’s, this antique pendant has characteristics of both Victorian and Art Nouveau jewellery that coincided at the same time.
Hand made in 15ct gold and silver, silver was used at this time as white gold was not yet invented and platinum was not used for jewellery yet, as both white gold and platinum would come into use in jewellery in the early 1900’s.
Silver was used around the diamonds as it was known that the colour of the gold would reflect into the diamonds making them appear more yellow than they actually were.
And in this antique pendant cum brooch, there are a total of fifty five diamonds that totals 0.95 carats making this pendant sparkle so well and it can be imagined how well it sparkled under candlelight over a century ago.
At the back of the pendant is a screw fitting which when unscrewed and lifted up, removes completely the brooch fitting allowing this to sit elegantly against the neck when worn as a pendant. And conversely, the bail at the top is able to be completely removed when worn as a brooch to prevent it getting in the way.
From the bottom to the very top of the bail, this distance measures 60mm or 52mm when the bail is removed by 29.3mm wide.
On or off, as a brooch or a pendant, this is one of the most elegant and refined examples of an antique pendant that will convert so smartly to a brooch.