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Antique pendant with over 8 carats of diamonds.


Here is a truly magnificent antique diamond pendant that is destined to be noticed and admired from near or far and is the true epitome of high quality Victorian jewellery.

Beautifully hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and sterling silver, the reason that silver was used on the top instead of white gold or platinum was that it wouldn't be until the early 1900's when white gold was invented, and although platinum had already been discovered, there was not the technology to heat the platinum to a sufficient temperature to use it in jewellery.

Set with 1 European cut diamond in the centre with a further ten in one cluster and a further ten on the outside, these diamonds alone total 7.10 carats. With a further ten single cut diamonds that total 0.70 carats, with three more European cut diamonds that add a final 0.28 carat s of diamond weight to this pendant and coming all together total 8.23 carats, this is truly and exceptional and dazzling pendant that will make any woman feel like royalty.

Measuring 2.7cm across by 3.9cm to the top of the bail, this is destined to be a much admired and loved family heirloom.


Stock# C2263

Circa: 1880



Antique pendant with over 8 carats of diamonds.

Antique pendant with over 8 carats of diamonds and made in the Victorian era of the 1880's. This antique diamond pendant is set with a combination of antique European cut diamonds and single cut diamonds.

What is a European cut diamond?

During the mid 19th century, the old European cut came into focus, and was an attempt to change the old mine cut stones into a more perfect round cut. These stones can be considered as the first true round brilliant cut diamonds. The facets from the old miners were kept in their same position, but changed shape to a more round and evenly shaped stone.

The culets became smaller, as it was realised that light could leak out from this point in the stone. The development of the modern brilliant cut occurred in the early part of the 20thcentury with further modifications through the century. Diamond cutters apply the brilliant cut to other shapes, and this very exacting skill continues to enthrall craftsman and enthusiasts alike.

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What is the difference between vintage jewellery and antique jewellery?

Vintage jewellery is one that is over twenty years old, but less than one hundred. Antiques on the other hand, must be over one hundred years old to be considered as an antique.

Where can I buy antique jewellery in Sydney?

At Kalmar Antiques on the top floor of the Queen Victoria Building, in the heart of Sydney.

Kalmar Antiques in Sydney is Australia's number one antique jewellery and watch store.

Where can I have my antique jewellery repaired in Sydney?

At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building, we have been repairing antique jewellery for over thirty five years. As well as jewellery, we have two watchmakers on site and are an authorised OMEGA watch service centre.

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