Here is a very fine quality antique Russian diamond set pendant that has the advantage of being easily able to convert into a brooch and made in the wonderful free flowing style of the Art Nouveau era.
In recent years, the desirability for Russian antique jewellery has increased dramatically and this is a very fine example of Russian jewellery.
All hand made in 14ct rose gold, it is also highlighted with green gold which is no longer used today. Green gold was most popular towards the end of the 19th Century and has the most wonderful soft green colour that fits in so well the free flowing design typical of the Art Nouveau period which was embraced world wide.
The diamonds are all set in sterling silver which was the practice until the early 1900’s as white gold was not yet invented and platinum hadn’t started being used in jewellery and is the best way to retain as much natural white colour in the diamonds.
In total there are 21 diamonds with 10 of the diamonds being old European cut diamonds and 11 rose cut diamonds, with the total weight of these diamonds being 1.08 carats
Making this antique Russian piece so practical is not only the fact that it can be worn as a pendant or brooch, but the top bail can easily be completely removed when it is worn as a brooch.
From top to bottom with the bail attached this piece measures 52mm in length or 41mm with the top bail removed by 25mm at its widest part.
From the rose and green gold, to the diamonds and the style, this is a very fine antique Russian piece of jewellery that is destined to be admired and treasured.